Monday, September, 12, 2011

Miami University – Oxford, OH

Lecture Series welcomes journalist Peter Bergen


Peter Bergen

Journalist and bestselling author Peter Bergen will present “10 Years Later: How 9/11 Changed America’s Place in the World” at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in Hall Auditorium. His talk is the first lecture in the Miami University 2011-2012Lecture Series.

Bergen, national security analyst for CNN, is author of the recent New York Times bestseller The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda(2011). His previous books, The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of Al Qaeda’s Leader (2006) and Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden (2001) were both named among the best non-fiction books of the year by the Washington Post, and documentaries based on the books were nominated for Emmy Awards.

Bergen has reported on al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, Pakistan, counterterrorism, homeland security and countries around the Middle East for a wide range of American newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and Rolling Stone, among others.

He is a member of the National Security Preparedness Group, a successor to the 9/11 Commission, and is the editor of the AfPak Channel, a joint publication of Foreign Policy magazine and the New America Foundation. A premier clearinghouse of news and analysis from and about Afghanistan, Pakistan, and issues of transnational terrorism, the AfPak Channel was nominated for a 2011 National Magazine Award for Best Online Department.

Bergen is director of the national security studies program at the New America Foundation and a research fellow at New York University’s Center on Law and Security.

The lecture is free, but tickets are required due to limited seating. Free tickets will be available at the box office in Shriver Center beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7. for the Miami community and Friday, Sept. 9. for the general public.