Media@McGill, McGill University's new hub of research, scholarship and public outreach on issues and controversies in media policy, culture and technology, is proud to present a public lecture by renowned investigative journalist and author Seymour Hersh. Mr. Hersh will speak on October 26, at 6 p.m., at the Mount Royal Centre, 2200 Mansfield.
Mr. Hersh has been at the forefront of investigative journalism for nearly four decades, uncovering hidden truths and unflinchingly examining the use and abuse of power. He won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for exposing the My Lai massacre, reporting that spurred a reversal in U.S. public opinion on the Vietnam War. He subsequently broke news of B-52 bombings in Cambodia, illegal CIA spying on U.S. citizens and covert CIA attempts to overthrow Chilean President Salvador Allende. More recently, Mr. Hersh has written for the New Yorker magazine on the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq, including a 2004 exposé of the abuse at Abu Ghraib prison. His most recent book is the 2004 Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib. His speech marks the launch of Media@McGill, an interdisciplinary focal point for teaching and research in media and communications studies.