CNN Security Analyst Peter Bergen: Manhunt-The Search for Osama bin Laden

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Wed, 10/12/2011 - 6:00pm
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Journalist, author, and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen will speak at the Bob Graham Center in Pugh Hall at 6:00pm on Oct. 12. Bergen will detail the manhunt for Osama bin Laden, drawing on access to senior U.S. government and military officials as well as key political and intelligence figures in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He will cover the hunt for bin Laden over the past decade, as well as the recent campaign that gradually tightened the noose around him and culminated in his being killed by United States special forces in Pakistan.

For more than 15 years, Peter Bergen has traveled extensively throughout Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and more recently Iraq to report on national security and the al Qaeda network. He is one of the few Westerners to have met the world's most-wanted man, Osama bin Laden, face to face. In addition to being CNN’s national security analyst, Bergen is a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. He is also an adjunct lecturer in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Bergen’s work can be found in many prestigious publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, the Wall Street Journal and the International Herald Tribune. He is also the author of numerous best-selling books. His newest book, The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda, has been called "one of the most important accounts on the subject to appear in years" by the New York Times.


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