Humanities Institute

2011 - 2012 Cline Visiting Professor

Cline Centennial Visiting Professor: Seymour Hersh

The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin was delighted to welcome Seymour Hersh as the fifth C. L. and Henriette Cline Centennial Visiting Professor in the Humanities. He was in residency at the University of Texas the week of March 18, 2012.

As a distinguished journalist specializing in military and national security issues, Mr. Hersh has received several awards for his investigative reporting. As a New York Times reporter, he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his exposure and coverage of the My Lai Massacre. A regular contributor to The New Yorker, Mr. Hersh uncovered the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in a 2004 series published in that magazine. In addition, he is the author of multiple books in his field of investigation. He has received multiple awards, including two National Magazine Awards, five George Polk Awards for Journalism, and the 2004 George Orwell award.

While in residency, Mr. Hersh participated in a variety of public and University-specific events. On Monday, March 19, at 7:00pm, he engaged in a public discussion with Dr. Robert Jenson of the UT Journalism Department at the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, 5604 Manor Road. On Thursday, March 22, at 7:00pm, he delivered the Plan II Glickman Centennial Lecture at the AT&T Conference Center. Additionally during his stay in Austin, Mr. Hersh met with the Humanities Institute Faculty Fellows, speak to participants in the Free Minds Project, and attended a graduate seminar in the Journalism School.

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