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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to discuss pre-Sept. 11 counterterrorism efforts, April 23

Barton Gellman, one of the eight journalists on The Washington Post's national reporting team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Sept. 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism, will speak on campus Tuesday, April 23.

Gellman, a 1982 Princeton graduate who is a Ferris Professor of Journalism in the Council of the Humanities , will speak on "The War on Terror Before Sept. 11: What Were Clinton and Bush Doing?" at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

A special projects reporter in the New York bureau of the Post, Gellman recently completed a series of articles on the efforts of the government in the war against terrorism prior to Sept. 11. He previously served at the Post as a diplomatic correspondent, Jerusalem bureau chief, Pentagon correspondent and local courthouse reporter. He has received numerous professional awards, including twice being a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 for beat reporting and again in 2000 for public service.

Gellman is the author of "Contending with Kennan: Toward a Philosophy of American Power" (Praeger, 1984). He graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , which is sponsoring the talk, and earned a master's degree in politics at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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