BRUNSWICK – Author and longtime New York Times foreign correspondent Chris Hedges will speak at Bowdoin College at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Kresge Auditorium.

A graduate of Harvard Divinity School and a foreign correspondent for nearly two decades in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans, Hedges writes and speaks extensively on war, religion and the conflict in the Middle East.

His lecture, “Covering War and Conflict as a Foreign Correspondent,” is open to the public; admission is free.

Hedges is the author of the best selling “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning,” a book that draws on the many conflicts he covered to explore what war does to societies and to individuals. He has examined faith and belief in American society in his books “Losing Moses on the Freeway: The Ten Commandments in America,” and his New York Times best seller, “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.” His most recent work on the subject is titled “I Don’t Believe in Atheists.”

Hedges has spent seven years in the Middle East and perhaps more time in the Palestinian territories than any other American reporter. He was a member of The New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism, and he received the 2002 Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.

Kresge Auditorium is in the college’s Visual Arts Center. For more information call 725-3433.


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