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Talk looks at impact of Wilson adviser, Oct. 17

The biographer of Woodrow Wilson's chief political adviser will discuss the influence of the Wilson administration on 20th-century foreign policy in a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in 16 Robertson Hall.

The lecture is titled "Colonel Edward M. House: Wilson's Karl Rove?" It will be delivered by Godfrey Hodgson, whose latest book, "Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House," focuses on the man who served as Wilson's chief political adviser, national security adviser and senior diplomat.

Hodgson is an associate fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford. He has worked as a journalist for newspapers, magazines, and radio and television outlets in Britain and the United States, and has taught at several universities, including City University of New York, Berkeley, Harvard and Oxford.

Hodgson has written extensively about 20th-century American history, politics and international affairs. His other books include "The Gentleman from New York," a biography of former U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan; "The Colonel," a biography of former U.S. Secretary of War and Secretary of State Henry Stimson; and "The World Turned Right Side Up," a history of American conservatism.

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

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