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Reporter speaks on 'Curveball,' Nov. 26

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Drogin of The Los Angeles Times will discuss his book "Curveball: Spies, Lies and the Con Man Who Caused a War" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Drogin's book details the story of "Curveball," the name given by Western intelligence officials to an Iraqi informant who, in leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, was a key source for claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Drogin has covered intelligence and national security in the Washington bureau of The Los Angeles Times since 1998. He previously spent a decade as a foreign correspondent, reporting on the first Gulf War and other news in some 50 countries. He has won or shared numerous journalism prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize, an Overseas Press Club of America Award and two Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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