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The Snowden Affair: NSA Surveillance, Subject of Talk with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Bart Gellman '82, and Former Ambassador to Israel and Egypt, Daniel Kurtzer, Sept. 17

Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Bart Gellman '82, Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, blogger, bestselling author

Bart Gellman '82, Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, blogger, bestselling author, and Woodrow Wilson School author in residence, will join Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt and the S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School, to discuss "NSA Domestic Surveillance: What We Know and What It Means," at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. A public reception will follow the discussion in Shultz Dining Room.

Gellman, author of the bestselling "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency" (Penguin Press 2008), was the first U.S. journalist to reveal the story of Edward Snowden, the 29 year old whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations, in the Washington Post. Until early 2010, he was 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. Pulitzer Prize, a George Polk Award, and the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

Kurtzer served, from 2001-2005, as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel and from 1997-2001 as U.S. Ambassador to Egypt. Throughout his career, Kurtzer was instrumental in formulating and executing U.S. policy toward the Middle East peace process.  He crafted the 1988 peace initiative of Secretary of State George P. Shultz, and in 1991 served as a member of the U.S. peace team that brought about the Madrid Peace Conference.