A Conversation With Barton Gellman and Dafna Linzer

Wed, 04/22/2009
6:00 PM, by invitation only
Graduate Students

The Program in Law and Public Affairs invites MPP/MPA students to the next dinner in this year’s series, Law in the Public Interest: Not Just for Lawyers. This event is by invitation only. If interested, please e-mail Judi Rivkin at jrivkin@princeton.edu

Bart Gellman '82 is Lecturer at the Council of the Humanities and the Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton, and author of "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency" (Penguin Press 2008). He is a special projects reporter at the Washington Post, following tours that covered diplomacy, the Middle East, the Pentagon, and the D.C. superior court. His Cheney series, with partner Jo Becker, won a 2008 Pulitzer Prize, a George Polk Award, and the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Gellman also shared a 2002 Pulitzer for national reporting on "comprehensive coverage of America's war on terrorism, which regularly brought forth new information together with skilled analysis of unfolding developments." His work has been honored by the Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He is the author of "Contending with Kennan: Toward a Philosophy of American Power." Gellman graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School and earned a master's degree in politics at University College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. He delivered a public lecture on campus last month entitled Cheney Rules: What the Obama White House Can Learn from the 'Angler.'

Dafna Linzer is a senior reporter for ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom specializing in investigative journalism in the public interest. She had been a national security reporter for The Washington Post, covering intelligence and nonproliferation, since 2004. Linzer's coverage of the Iranian nuclear issue won the United Nations 2005 Gold Medal award for international reporting. Before joining the Post, she spent 10 years as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press. Based in Jerusalem, New York, and the United Nations, she reported from more than a dozen countries covering terrorism, nonproliferation, and conflict. Her reporting from Baghdad, on the hunt for weapons of mass destruction, won national attention and praise, ending with her report that the fruitless hunt had quietly come to an end. 

TO ATTEND:  Students wishing to attend must RSVP BY FRIDAY, 17 APRIL AT 2:00 PM.   Attendance will be limited to 15 students.  If more respond by the deadline, we will conduct a lottery.  If your name is on the list to attend, you will receive a confirmation email shortly after the deadline. If you are confirmed and do not let us know at least 24 hours before the event if your availability changes, you will not be eligible to attend any further dinners during the semesterRSVP via email to Judi Rivkin at jrivkin@princeton.edu  -  or phone 609-258-8377 if you have questions.