Friday, October 15, 2004

Alumni Invited To Join CNN's Peter Bergen For A Conversation About The War On Terror, Nov. 5 In Washington, DC

Chestertown, MD, October 15, 2004 — Washington College's Department of Political Science and International Studies Program are sponsoring the first in an annual series of talks to encourage professional and financial support of the College's international studies and political science majors. The inaugural event, a conversation with journalist and CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen, will be held Friday, November 5, at 6 p.m. at the Hay-Adams Hotel, 16th and H Streets NW, Washington, DC.

“We have incredible programs in political science and international studies and the outcomes to prove it,” said Tahir Shad, associate professor of political science and director of the College's International Studies Program. “Many of our graduates are working in the DC-area for government agencies such as the Department of State and DEA and as Presidential Management Interns. This event serves to reunite our faculty and our alumni, to give our most recent graduates and current seniors a chance to learn about the opportunities available to them, and to spread the news as to why our programs are worthy of their support.”

The evening will begin with a light cocktail buffet at 6 p.m. to be followed by an open conversation and discussion with CNN analyst Peter Bergen, author of Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden and the first and only journalist to ever conduct a face-to-face television interview with Osama bin Laden. Mr. Bergen is considered one of the world's foremost civilian authorities on al-Qaeda and has written for a variety of publications includingThe New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, Vanity Fair, Foreign Affairs,The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and The Washington Monthly. He is presently a fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC, and serves as an adjunct professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

This topical and exciting evening is free and open to Washington College alumni and supporters, but space is limited. Please call Patsy Will in the Office of Development, Alumni and Parent Relations at 800-422-1782, ext. 7813, to reserve a place.

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