IPE Lecture Series: Peter Spiegel

Pleasejoin us for our latest installment in the IPE lecture series. 

Peter Spiegel is the Pentagon correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.

The IPE series features numerous prominent LSE alumni in the Washington, DC area.

Event Date: Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 at 6:30pm

Lecture Title: "Covering the surge: the media and Iraq in the Petraeus era"

Location: Mortara Center for International Studies located at 1248 36th Street, NW Washington, DC, the corner of 36th and N Streets. The event is being held in the conference room on the main floor (it can been seen as you enter through the main door).

Wednesday June 25th, 2008 at 6:30pm to last until 8:00 PM

A wine and cheese reception will follow the lecture.

Cost: Free for AFLSE Members and Guests of AFLSE Members. $10 for non-members.

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Advance RSVP is required.

The International Policy & Economics Lecture Series (IPE) features numerous prominent LSE alumni in the Washington, DC area.

For questions, please contact: Pietro DiSciascio pietrodisc@gmail.com

AFLSE DC IPE Lecture Series:
May 28, 2008 - Dov Zakheim , Booz Allen Hamilton
February 26, 2008 - Michael Chertoff , Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
January 31, 2008 - Marc Grossman , (retired) Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, State Department
October 23, 2007 - Joel Brenner , National Counterintelligence Executive and Mission Manager for Counterintelligence
July 11, 2007 - Margaret McCown , Senior Analyst, National Defense University
June 27, 2007 - Steven Payson , Chief, Special Studies Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis
May 30, 2007 - Anthony Elson , Visiting Fellow, The London School of Economics and Political Science
April 25, 2007- Dennis McBride , President, The Potomac Institute
March 28, 2007 - Dr. Richard Weitz , Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute

(Please click on link for details on each event.)


About Peter Spiegel:

Peter Spiegel is the Pentagon correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, covering the U.S. military and the department's civilian leadership as well as major national security issues from the newspaper's Washington bureau. In that role, he has traveled overseas frequently, including to Iraq and Afghanistan, to write about the U.S. military's operations abroad. In May 2008, he and his colleague Julian E. Barnes were awarded the newspaper's top journalism honor, the Editor's Prize, for their coverage of the Bush administration's surge in Iran.

Peter came to the L.A. Times in March 2006 after spending four years as defense correspondent for the Financial Times, first in the paper's Washington bureau, where he coordinated coverage of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and then in its London headquarters, traveling frequently to Iraq and Afghanistan to write on reconstruction efforts and the ongoing insurgency. As defense correspondent, Peter was responsible for overseeing the FT's coverage of both global military operations and the defense industry.

Peter joined the Financial Times in 2000 as the newspaper's business correspondent in Washington, covering the Justice Department and other regulatory agencies. In that role, he headed the bureau's coverage of corporate crime and the Enron scandal, and in 2003 he received the British Press Award as business and finance journalist of the year for his coverage of the investigation into the Arthur Andersen accounting firm.

Prior to joining the FT, Peter spent five years at Forbes, first in the magazine's New York headquarters and then as a staff writer in its Washington bureau, where he covered business regulation and the telecommunications and aerospace industries. Before that, Peter spent two years at Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, covering congressional ethics and campaign financing.

Peter has a master's degree in European politics and policy from the London School of Economics and a bachelor's in American history from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Washington with his wife, Laura Cohn, a freelance journalist, and son Mason.

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