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Event Foreign News Coverage and Diplomacy
When Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Where Mortara Building
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journalist, scholar, public servant

If a tree falls and no one is around to hear it does it still make a sound? If an event occurs and no journalists are around to report it is it still news?

Are foreign correspondents a dying breed?

Do you trust what you're missing? Do you know what you're missing?


Dr. John Maxwell Hamilton, a long-time journalist, author, and public servant, is the Hopkins P. Breazeale Professor in LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication and a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. In his twenty years as an LSU administrator, Hamilton was founding dean of the Manship School and executive vice-chancellor and provost. As a journalist, Hamilton reported for the Milwaukee Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and ABC radio. He was a longtime commentator for MarketPlace, broadcast nationally by Public Radio International. His work also has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and The Nation, among other publications. In government, Hamilton oversaw nuclear non-proliferation issues for the House Foreign Affairs Committee, served in the State Department during the Carter administration as an advisor to head of the U.S. foreign aid program in Asia, and managed a World Bank program to educate Americans about economic development. He served in Vietnam as a Marine Corps platoon commander and in Okinawa as a reconnaissance company commander. In the course of his career, Hamilton has had assignments in more than 50 countries. In addition to covering foreign news, Hamilton has written extensively on foreign newsgathering and sought to improve it. Hamilton’s most recent book is Journalism’s Roving Eye: A History of American Newsgathering Abroad. Hamilton's son is an SFS grad.

A light lunch will be served.
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Sponsors Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and Global Human Development
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Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign ServiceICC 301, Georgetown UniversityWashington D.C. 20057Phone: (202)

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