Guest Speaker: Washington Post Reporter Dana Louise Priest

Washington Post reporter Dana Louise Priest will present "The Curious Disappearance of Civic Information in the Age of the Internet" at 7:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 11 in the Connolly Ballroom of Alumni Hall (4227 Fifth Ave. 15260). Ms. Priest is the James L. Knight Chair in Pubic Affairs Journalism at the University of Maryland's Phillip Merrill College of Journalism.

We are pelted with information 24/7. The world wide web has globalized information. Social media allows us an intimate look at the lives of others, nearly anywhere. Yet, six out of seven people in the world do not have access to basic, truthful information about the forces that shape their lives, an all time low. In the United States and Western Europe, meanwhile, secrecy and misinformation threatens the fabric of democracy itself. Washington Post Reporter Dana Louise Priest, whose investigative journalism has produced two Pulitzer Prizes, holds the John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She is most recently the co-author of Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State.

This lecture is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Follow the link below to reserve your seat now!
RSVP, http://tinyurl.com/dana-priest

Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies
3930 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260