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Juniata Hosts Mark Mazzetti, New York Times Reporter, for Talk

(Posted November 19, 2012)

Mark Mazzetti, New York Times national security correspondent

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Mark Mazzetti, a national security correspondent for the New York Times and a winner of a shared Pulitzer Prize for the paper, will speak on "U.S.-Pakistani Relations" at Juniata College at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture is sponsored by Juniata's Department of Politics.

Mazzetti, who is currently on leave from the Times to write a book on Pakistan, shared the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for covering the intensifying violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the response to the violence by the Obama administration. He will speak on the history of relations between the United States and Pakistan and then focus on how the current war in Afghanistan, recent drone attacks and the killing of Osama Bin Laden has shifted the relationship between the two countries.

Mazzetti received the Pulitzer Prize in 2009, and in 2008 he was a Pulitzer finalist for a series of stories on the C.I.A.'s detention and interrogation program. He works out of the Times' Washington, D.C. bureau and has worked at the New York Times since 2006.

Before joining the Times, Mazzetti was the Pentagon correspondent and covered military affairs for the Los Angeles Times from 2004 to 2006.

Mazzetti shared the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for covering the intensifying violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the response to the violence by the Obama administration.

He started his journalism career in 1998 with The Economist, a British newsweekly, where he covered Washington, D.C. and Texas, writing on national politics and general news. In 2001, he moved to U.S. News and World Report, where he covered national security issues and the military. In 2003, he was an embedded reporter during the war in Iraq and also reported for the magazine in Baghdad.


He earned a bachelor's degree in 1996 from Duke University and went on to earn a master's degree in modern history in 1998 from Oxford University. He received the 2006 Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. He also received the Livingston Award in the national reporting category in 2008 for breaking the story detailing how the C.I.A. destroyed videotapes showing harsh treatment of Al-Queda detainees.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.