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Carl Bernstein headlines W&L’s Institute for Honor Symposium


Bernstein PhotoCarl Bernstein, investigative journalist and author, will deliver the keynote address at Washington and Lee University’s Institute for Honor Symposium “The Press and the Presidency: The Battle for Public Opinion in War, Peace and the Digital Age” on March 18 at 4:15 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

Bernstein will speak on “The Rise of Investigative Journalism and the Modern Presidency.” His lecture is free and open to the public.

Along with Bob Woodward, Bernstein is known for breaking the 1970s Watergate scandal, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He shared a Pulitzer Prize with Woodward for his coverage of Watergate for The Washington Post.

His most recent book is “A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton” (2007). He is the co-author, with Woodward, of “All the President’s Men (1974) and “The Final Days” (1976), and co-author of “His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time” (1996). He is also the author of “Loyalties” (1989), a memoir about his parents during McCarthy–era Washington.

He has written for Vanity Fair (where he is also a contributing editor), Time, USA Today, Rolling Stone and The New Republic. He was a Washington bureau chief and correspondent for ABC News. At the Washington Post, Bernstein also was a part-time rock critic, and he still occasionally writes about music.

Established in 2000 at Washington and Lee by a generous endowment from the Class of 1960, the Institute for Honor includes an array of initiatives and specific programs designed to promote the understanding and practice of honor as an indispensable element of society. The Institute for Honor Symposium is dedicated to the advocacy of honor as the core value in personal, professional, business and community relations. For more information, contact [email protected].



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