Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh will give the keynote address at the 21st Social Research conference titled, Limiting Knowledge in a Democracy, on Wednesday, February 24, at 6:00 p.m. President Bob Kerrey will introduce Hersh and join him for a Q & A following the address, which will be held at Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street.
Seymour M. Hersh is widely acknowledged as the most influential and acclaimed investigative reporter of the past 40 years. His special focus has always been the abuse of power in the name of national security. His ground-breaking reports include many landmark events in American journalism: the Abu Ghraib prison abuse in Iraq, the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, the C.I.A.’s bombing of Cambodia, Henry Kissinger’s wiretapping of his own staff, and the C.I.A.’s efforts against Chile’s assassinated President, Salvador Allende. Hersh has published seven books including the award-winning The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House. His most recent book is Chain of Command: The Road From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib.
During this three-day conference, which is being held from Wednesday February 24 through Friday February 26, award winning journalists, distinguished scholars, and policy makers will examine how the U.S. government and other political and cultural institutions distort or otherwise affect the flow of information.
Some of the distinguished speakers include Daniel Ellsberg, former Defense and State Department official who released the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times; Eric Lichtblau, Washington bureau reporter, New York Times; and Glenn Greenwald, reporter for Salon, author and former constitutional law and civil rights litigator.
To review the full three-day program visit the conference website.