Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism

Ron Suskind

Thursday, 04 Dec 2008 at 8:00 pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union

Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist whose work examines truth and accountability in the post-9/11 Bush administration. His latest book, The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism, explores the consequences of America’s failing moral leadership in an age of terrorism and nuclear weapons. He is also the author of The One Percent Doctrine, The Price of Loyalty and A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League. From 1993 to 2000, Suskind was the senior national affairs writer for the Wall Street Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
This lecture was made possible in part by the generosity of F. Wendell Miller, who left his entire estate jointly to Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. Mr. Miller, who died in 1995 at age 97, was born in Altoona, Illinois, grew up in Rockwell City, graduated from Grinnell College and Harvard Law School and practiced law in Des Moines and Chicago before returning to Rockwell City to manage his family's farm holdings and to practice law. His will helped to establish the F. Wendell Miller Trust, the annual earnings on which, in part, helped to support this activity.

Cosponsored By:
  • Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
  • LAS Miller Lecture Fund
  • World Affairs
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)