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Award-winning New York Times correspondent Judith Miller to speak on bioterrorism and the possibilities of war in Feb. 11 visit to the Syracuse University campus
Award-winning New York Times correspondent Judith Miller to speak on bioterrorism and the possibilities of war in Feb. 11 visit to the Syracuse University campusFebruary 06, 2003Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
Judith Miller, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent at The New York Times who writes about national security issues with special emphasis on bioterrorism, the Middle East and weapons of mass destruction, will visit the Syracuse University campus on Feb. 11 to share her experiences and expertise. Miller’s lecture is sponsored by The University Lectures in cooperation with the Syracuse University Forum.
She is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. Miller accepted the invitation to speak on campus with the understanding that developments in Iraq may require the cancellation of her appearance here without prior notice.
Miller was part of a small team that won the Pulitzer Prize for “explanatory journalism” for her 2001 series on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. In September 2002, she won an Emmy for her work on a Nova/New York Times documentary based on articles for her book, “Germs.” She was also part of the Times team that won the prestigious DuPont award in 2002 for a series of TV programs on terrorism for Frontline. She appears as an expert on Middle Eastern and national security on such national news and public affairs shows as ‘Sixty Minutes,’ Oprah Winfrey, CNN, ABC’s ‘Night Line’ and ‘Good Morning America,’ The Today Show, David Letterman, and The Charlie Rose Show. She lectures on the Middle East, Islam, national security and terrorism.
Miller has written four books and contributed chapters to several others. Her most recent book is “Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War.” (Simon and Schuster) Written with two colleagues from The Times, the book topped the best seller’s list. Her previous book, “God Has Ninety-Nine Names,” also published by Simon and Schuster in 1996, explores the spread of Islamic extremism in 10 Middle Eastern countries, including Israel and Iran. She is also the author of “One, By One, By One,” a highly praised account of how people in six nations have distorted the memory of the Holocaust, also published by Simon and Schuster in 1990. In 1990, she co-authored “Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf,” the first comprehensive account of the Gulf crisis and biography of the man behind it. That, too, was a best seller during the 1991 Gulf War.
The University Lectures bridges the diverse interests of the University community by presenting individuals of exceptional accomplishment in the areas of architecture and design, the humanities and the sciences, and public policy, management and communications. The series is made possible through the generosity of the University’s Trustees, alumni and friends and is supportive of initiatives in the University’s Academic Plan directed at expanding multidisciplinary discourse for students.