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Sep 16th Chafee Social Science Center 271 @ 7 PM
"Peter Bergen" Copyright  Peter Bergen 2002

"Globalization and the Growth of Global Terrorism"
Peter Bergen

Copyright Peter Bergen 2002
 
About Peter Bergen

Peter Bergen is a print and television journalist and author of Holy War, Inc., about Osama bin Laden and Islamist militant groups around world. He is a terrorism analyst for CNN and recently worked as a special correspondent for National Geographic's Explorer program. He has written for a variety of publications including the New York Times, The New Republic, Vanity Fair, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post and The Washington Times. In the U.K. he has written for The Times, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. He is presently a fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington D.C.

In January 2003 he will start lecturing at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

From mid 1998 to late 1999 he worked as a correspondent-producer for CNN. He was a program editor for "CNN Impact," a co-production of CNN and TIME, from 1997 to 1998. Previously he worked for CNN as a producer on a wide variety of international and U.S. national stories. From 1985 to 1990 he worked for ABC News in New York in a variety of positions, including associate producer.

While writing Holy War Inc. Bergen was awarded the Leonard Silk journalism fellowship and was a Pew Journalist in Residence at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

A documentary based on Holy War Inc., which aired on National Geographic's Explorer program, was nominated in 2002 for an Emmy in the research category.
Holy War, Inc. was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into fifteen languages.

Bergen received a B.A. in Modern History from New College, Oxford.

Biographical information reprinted with kind permission from the Peter Bergen Web site (http://www.peterbergen.com/)

 

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September 30, 2003

 

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