UDC News


April 20, 2007

Peter Eisner, Co-Author of “The Italian Letter” to Visit University of the District of Columbia for Book Signing

                        Washington, D.C. - Peter Eisner, co-author of “The Italian Letter: How the Bush Administration Used a Fake Letter to Build the War in Iraq,” will be on campus of the University of the District of Columbia for a book signing and reception on May 7, 2007 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Windows Lounge, Building 38, 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC.  Mr. Eisner will explore this very controversial subject in the context of how certain international and domestic events can trigger war.

            Peter Eisner is a deputy foreign editor at the Washington Post.  He served as a foreign editor at Newsday from 1985 through 1989 and as the paper’s Latin America correspondent from 1989 through 1994.  He was also a reporter, officer and bureau chief with the Associated Press.  Eisner won the American Press Association Award in 1981 for his investigations of drug trafficking in the Americas.  He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.  Mr. Ian Portnoy of the law firm of McKenna, Long and Aldridge is bringing Eisner to the University for a discussion with journalism and other students, as well as interested members of the community.




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