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NY Times' Risen speaks on CIA and Bush, May 2

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter James Risen of The New York Times will discuss the CIA and the Bush administration at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Risen's lecture shares the title of his 2006 book, "State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration."

Risen covers national security for The Times, writing regularly on the intelligence community and its connections to U.S. foreign policy. He shared the 2006 Pulitzer for national reporting with colleague Eric Lichtblau for their coverage of the Bush administration's domestic surveillance program.

Most recently, Risen has covered the use of U.S. intelligence capabilities in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. He was a member of the reporting team that won the 2002 Pulitzer for explanatory reporting for coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and terrorism.

Risen also co-wrote "Wrath of Angels: The American Abortion War" and "The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown With the KGB."

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

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