This event will take place on Wednesday, April 17, at 5:30 pm, in the
Beck Rooms of Walsh Library on Seton Hall University campus
The Department of History at Seton Hall University is proud to
welcome its alumnus Nick Turse as the presenter of the annual Phi Alpha
Theta lecture. Nick will talk about his latest critically-acclaimed book
"Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam"
(Metropolitan Books, 2013)
Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian, essayist, the
managing editor of TomDispatch.com, the co-founder of Dispatch Books,
and a fellow at the Nation Institute.
He is the author of Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War
in Vietnam(Metropolitan Books, 2013) and several other books including
The Changing Face of Empire: Special Ops, Drones, Spies, Proxy Fighters,
Secret Bases, and Cyber Warfare (Dispatch Books/Haymarket Books, 2012)
and The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives
(Metropolitan Books, 2008). He is also the editor of The Case for
Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Verso, 2010).
Turse has written for The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco
Chronicle, The Nation, Adbusters, GOOD magazine, Le Monde Diplomatique,
In These Times, Mother Jones and The Village Voice, among other print
and on-line publications. His articles have also appeared in such
newspapers as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Baltimore Sun, The
Chicago Tribune, The Contra-Costa Times, The Fort Worth Star Telegram,
The Hartford Courant, The Indianapolis Star, The Knoxville News
Sentinel, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Seattle Times, The Sydney Morning
Herald, and The Tampa Tribune, among others. He was the recipient of a
Ridenhour Prize at the National Press Club in April 2009 for his
years-long investigation of mass civilian slaughter by U.S. troops in
Vietnam’s Mekong Delta during Operation Speedy Express. In 2009, he also
received a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism from
Hunter College and a MOLLY National Journalism Prize honorable mention
for the same article.
Turse is also the author of an exposé of a 1970 massacre by U.S.
Marines and the co-author of a major series of articles for the Los
Angeles Times on U.S. war crimes in Vietnam that was a finalist for the
2006 Tom Renner Award for Outstanding Crime Reporting from Investigative
Reporters and Editors, Inc.
Nick Turse holds a Ph.D in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia
University. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, grants from
the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Fund for Investigative
Journalism and the Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund. He has
previously been a fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for
Advanced Study and New York University’s Center for the United States
and the Cold War.
A national security reporter by trade, Turse has also authored works
on everything from street art to the effects of the global economic
crisis on U.S. food banks and has reported from locales as diverse as
street protests in New York City to a military “urban operations”
conference in Washington, D.C. to rural hamlets in Southeast Asia.
For more information, please visit: http://www.nickturse.com/index.html
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