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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter to speak at UW-Madison about post-9/11 security

February 13, 2012 By Stacy Forster

Dana Priest, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who writes about intelligence and counterterrorism, will speak at UW–Madison about the rise of the post-9/11 security state in the U.S.

Photo: Dana Priest


Priest’s talk is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium of the Fluno Center, 601 University Ave. Her visit is part of the Ralph O. and Monona H. Nafziger lecture series and is sponsored by the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

In 2006 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting for her reporting on secret “black site” prisons. Two years later, the Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for reporting by Priest and others about the mistreatment of wounded veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

As one of the Washington Post’s specialists on national security, Priest has written extensively about the ongoing war on terror. She is currently on leave writing a book, “Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State.”

The talk is free and open to the public.