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4/20/2006 Foreign affairs journalist to speak about torture

McMINNVILLE – Journalist Mark Danner, who has written for more than two decades on foreign affairs and international conflict, will present "Into the Light of Day: Torture, Human Rights and Bush's State of Exception" on Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College.

Danner is a writer, journalist and professor who has covered Central America, Haiti, the Balkans and Iraq, among many other stories, and has written extensively about the development of American foreign policy during the late Cold War and afterward, and about violations of human rights during that time.

His books include "The Secret Way to War: The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War's Buried History," "Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib and the War on Terror," "The Road to Illegitimacy: One Reporter’s Travel’s Through the 2000 Florida Vote Recount" and "The Massacre at El Mozote: A Parable of the Cold War."

Danner is a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. He is also professor of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, where he directs the Goldman Forum, and Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Rights, Democracy and Journalism at Bard College.

Danner's work has appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, Aperture and many other newspapers and magazines. He has co-written and helped produce two hour-long documentaries for the ABC News program Peter Jennings Reporting, and his work has received, among other honors, a National Magazine Award, three Overseas Press Awards and an Emmy. In 1999, Danner was named a MacArthur Fellow. Danner speaks and lectures widely on foreign policy and America's role in the world.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Dean's Office, International Programs Office, Departments of Political Science and History, Associated Students of Linfield College Activities Council, Nicholson Library and the Linfield Democrats. For more information, call David Gutterman, assistant professor of political science, at 503-883-2246.