Journalist to Discuss U.S. Foreign Policy
Mark Danner, a nationally recognized politics and foreign
policy journalist who focuses on war and conflict, will deliver two
lectures at Willamette University in late April.
On Wednesday, April 26, Danner will discuss "Human Rights in a Dark Time: From Salvador to Iraq and the War on Terror" in Cone Chapel at 7:30 p.m. On Thursday, April 27, he will discuss "The Age of Frozen Scandal: Power and the Press After 9/11" also in Cone Chapel at 12:45 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
Danner is a professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Rights, Democracy and Journalism at Bard College. In 1999 Danner was named a MacArthur Fellow.
He has covered Central America, Haiti, the Balkans, and Iraq and the Middle East. He is the author of The Massacre at El Mozote: A Parable of the Cold War; The Road to Illegitimacy; Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror; and The Secret Way to War: The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War's Buried History.
Since 1990 Danner has been a staff writer at The New Yorker and is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. His work has appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, and Aperture among others.
He has co-written and helped produce two hour-long documentaries for the ABC News program Peter Jennings Reporting. He has received a National Magazine Award, three Overseas Press Awards and an Emmy.
His Willamette appearance is sponsored by the Lilly Project at Willamette and the departments of history, politics and Latin American studies.