Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Mitchell Hall-University of Delaware
134 The Green
Newark, DE 19716

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Ciera Fisher 
Delaware Humanities Forum 

A generation after the Soviet collapse, what went wrong? Join us as David Hoffman, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Washington Post journalist, and Delaware native addresses this complicated question.

This free event is sponsored in partnership with the University of Delaware's Journalism Program and as part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative.  

About David E. Hoffman
David E. Hoffman is Contributing Editor and serves on the editorial board of the Washington Post. He joined the newspaper in 1982, and was a White House correspondent during the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He was later diplomatic correspondent, and the newspaper’s bureau chief in Jerusalem (1992-1994) and Moscow (1995-2001.) On returning to Washington, he was Foreign editor and then Assistant Managing Editor for Foreign News until 2009.

He is the author of The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia (PublicAffairs, 2002), The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy (Doubleday, 2009) which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, and The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal (Doubleday, 2015.)

He has been correspondent for three documentary films on public health for the PBS investigative television series FRONTLINE.

He attended the University of Delaware, where he was Editor of The Review, and St Antony’s College, Oxford.

About the Campfires Initiative
This program is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Council in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes. The initiative seeks to illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today, to imagine their future and to inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

For their generous support for the Campfires Initiative, we thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Pulitzer Prizes Board, and Columbia University.

To learn more about the Pulitzer Prizes Campfires Initiative, please visit their new website: www.pulitzer.org/centennial.