AUTHOR EDWIN BLACK TO SPEAK
Black, author of "Banking on Baghdad," will
speak in Dawson Auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at
12:15 p.m., as part of the Convocation speaker series.
Edwin Black is an award-winning,
New York Times and international bestselling investigative
author. He wrote "IBM and the Holocaust,"
"The Transfer Agreement," "War Against
the Weak," and the novel "Format C:."
In "Banking on Baghdad,"
his most recent book, Black chronicles the dramatic
and tragic history of a land long the center of world
commerce and conflict. Tracing the involvement of Western
governments and militaries, as well as oil, banking,
and other corporate interests, Black pinpoints why today,
just as throughout modern history, the world needs Iraq's
resources- and remains determined to acquire and protect
them. "Banking on Baghdad" almost painfully
documents the many ways Iraq's recent history mirrors
its tumultuous past.
In the past several years, Black
has won numerous prestigious awards. In 2004, he won
the coveted Rockower Award for Investigative Journalism.
Editors have nominated Black for the Pulitzer Prize
eight times, the most recently for "Banking on
Baghdad." Black's enterprise writing has appeared
in dozens of newspapers across the United States and
Europe, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune,
New York Daily News and Los Angeles Times.
Dawson Auditorium is located
on Charles Street. (campus
by Rebekah Hoffman '07