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Journalist Bob Woodward to speak at Duke

Posted October 19, 2010 3:41 p.m. EDT

— Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward will speak at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy on Oct. 27 about his latest book, “Obama’s Wars,” which presents the Obama White House as deeply torn over the war in Afghanistan.

Woodward’s talk begins at 6 p.m. in Sanford’s Fleishman Commons and is free and open to the public.

During his 40-year journalism career, Woodward has covered Watergate, the Supreme Court, the CIA, the Pentagon, the Federal Reserve, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the White House under various presidents.

While at Duke, he will be discussing his latest work on the personality and opinion clashes within the executive branch of government over the past 20 months.

Woodward has won nearly every American journalism award since beginning work at the Washington Post in 1971, including the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his work with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal, the 2002 National Affairs Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency in 2003.

Woodward has published or co-published 14 national bestsellers, 11 of which have been the top nonfiction bestseller. These include “All the President’s Men” (1974), which he co-authored with Bernstein; “The Commanders”(1991) on the first Bush Administration and the Gulf War; “The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House” (1994); and “State of Denial: Bush at War III” (2006).

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy, the Sanford School of Public Policy, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies and Duke University Union.

Free parking for this event is available in the Science Drive Visitors’ Lot.