Jeremy Scahill, award-winning journalist, war correspondent, best-selling author and filmmaker has been named UW-Waukesha’s 2017 Distinguished Lecturer. Scahill’s lecture takes place on Thursday, April 6 at 7pm in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on the UW-Waukesha campus. As a reporter, Scahill covered stories across the globe and served as the national security correspondent for The Nation and Democracy Now! He is also is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award, several Project Censored awards and was one of the first recipients of the prestigious Windham-Campbell Literature prize. One of his best-selling books, Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield (2013) was adapted into an Academy Award nominated Best Documentary Feature.
According to Mike Pauers, Assistant Professor of Biology and Chair of the Distinguished Lecture Committee, “We are more than pleased and excited that a journalist of Jeremy’s caliber will be our Distinguished Lecturer this year.” We welcome the community to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Admission is $5 for the public or $2 for UW-Waukesha students. A reception will follow the presentation.
A graduate of Wauwatosa East High School, Scahill dropped out of college after deciding his “time would be better spent by entering the struggle for justice in this country.” After working at homeless shelters, he learned journalism and started his career as an unpaid intern at the syndicated daily news show, Democracy Now! After rising to the rank of senior producer and correspondent, in 2014, he was one of three founding editors of the online investigative journalism publishing venture, The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media.
UW-Waukesha is the largest of the UW Colleges, with over 1,900 students attending the campus located at 1500 N. University Drive in Waukesha. It serves as an affordable access point to the UW System, offering a quality college education with freshman and sophomore level courses in over 250 majors along with small class sizes and experienced faculty. For more information or directions to the campus, visit the website, waukesha.uwc.edu