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Oct. 22, 2003

Seymour Hersh To Discuss Foreign Policy At UI Lecture

Seymour Hersh, one of America's leading investigative journalists, will discuss the role that foreign relations will play in next year's elections when he speaks at the University of Iowa on Monday, Nov. 3.

"America's Foreign Policy in the Coming Election" will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge in the Iowa Memorial Union. Admission is free and open to the public.

Hersh first came to prominence in 1969 when his freelance reporting uncovered the massacre of civilians by U.S. military personnel at the village of My Lai during the Vietnam War. Since then, he has reported on many of the top stories of the day, including the illegal U.S. bombing of Cambodia during the war, the U.S. role in the overthrow of Chilean President Salvador Allende, the drug empire run by former Panamanian dictator Manual Noriega and the growth of Israel's nuclear arsenal.

Hersh is also the author of such bestselling books as "The Dark Side of Camelot," revealing the scandals of the John Kennedy administration that were never reported. For his work, Hersh has received such honors as the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Hersh's appearance at UI is sponsored by the University Lecture Committee. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the UI Lecture Committee at 319-335-3255.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Tom Snee, 319-384-0010,