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Acclaimed journalist Chris Hedges to give lecture
Posted: September 18, 2012 9:00 a.m.
Chris Hedges' latest book Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012) and the title of Thursday’s lecture chronicles the impoverished lives of people and their communities "offered up in the name of profit" and forms of resistance. Photo: Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years.
At the New York Times, Hedges was part of the team of reporters awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He left the Times after being issued a formal reprimand for denouncing the Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq. He received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. The Los Angeles Press Club honored Hedges’ columns in Truthdig by naming him the Online Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011.
He has written twelve books, including Death of the Liberal Class (2010), Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009), I Don’t Believe in Atheists (2008) and the best-selling American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (2008). His book War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. His latest, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), authored with Joe Sacco, chronicles the impoverished lives of people and their communities "offered up in the name of profit" and forms of resistance
Hedges is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City and has taught at Columbia University, New York University and Princeton University. He is a regular contributor to Truthdig and OpEdNews.
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt lecture
Speaker: Chris Hedges
Education Auditorium, Education Building, Main Campus
Thursday, September 20, 2012
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free admission (donations gratefully accepted)
Free parking in lots 13 M and 14 M
Social Policy Research Unit, Faculty of Social Work
The event is hosted by the Social Policy Research Unit of the Faculty of Social Work and co-sponsored by: The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (Saskatchewan branch), the University of Regina’s Faculty of Arts, Department of Anthropology, Department of Religious Studies, Department of International Studies, and School of Journalism.