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Seymour Hersh lecture moved to Pan American Center

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at New Mexico State University's Pan American Center. The lecture was originally scheduled for a different venue and was moved to allow for a larger audience.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the Pan American Center. (Courtesy Photo)

presentation, "Chain of Command," is part of the University Speakers Series, which brings prominent speakers to Las Cruces. No tickets are required and admission is free.

Hersh is lauded as one of America's premier investigative reporters. He has won more than a dozen major prizes in journalism. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1970 for his work exposing the My Lai Massacre in South Vietnam.

During the 1970s, Hersh served as chief investigative journalist for The New York Times in Washington, D.C., and New York. He exposed the CIA's complicity in the overthrow of Salvador Allende in Chile, the secret B-52 bombing of Cambodia, and the unconstitutional wiretapping of newsmen and White House aides by Henry Kissinger.

In the 1980s, Hersh revealed the CIA's illicit sale of U.S. weapons to Libya and the criminal activities of Panama's Gen. Manuel Noriega.

Hersh is the recipient of four George Polk Awards for excellence in journalism. He is the author of a number of books including the best selling expose of President John F. Kennedy, "The Dark Side of Camelot." Today, Hersh is a freelance writer whose work is featured regularly in The New Yorker magazine.

The University Speakers Series, presented by the Honors College and the Office of the Provost, strives to bring to Las Cruces distinguished lecturers who will appeal to a broad community audience.

For more information, call the Honors College at (505) 646-2005.