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New York Times Reporter to Discuss WikiLeaks

November 10, 2010

Michael Gordon, chief military correspondent for the New York Times, will give a presentation on the recent disclosure of military information through WikiLeaks and the future of Iraq on November 17. WikiLeaks is an international organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous sources and leaks.

The lecture is sponsored by the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. It will be held at the Orientation Theater in the Bush Presidential Library and will begin at 5:30 p.m. 

Gordon earned a journalism degree at Columbia University and has been with the Times since 1985. He has covered the Iraq War, the American intervention in Afghanistan, the Kosovo conflict, the Russian war in Chechnya, the 1991 Persian Gulf War, and the American invasion of Panama.  He also has reported on the Pentagon, arms control, weapons proliferation, and other diplomatic and national security issues.

Prior to becoming military correspondent, Mr. Gordon served as chief of the Times’ Moscow bureau. During those years, he made extensive contacts in Chechnya which led to the award-winning documentary Deadlock: Russia’s Forgotten War, which he produced and hosted for CNN. The film chronicled his journey into restricted areas in Chechnya to capture scenes of the war.

Michael Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor have written two books together, including The General’s War: The Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf, which covers the 1991 Gulf War, and the best-selling Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, which covers the Iraq War that began in 2003.

The lecture is open to the public but reservations are requested by Tuesday, November 16 through the website http://gordon.questionpro.com.

For more information contact:  Susan Robertson, Director of Communications and External Relations, the Bush School of Government and Public Service, 979.862.8845, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).