Global Agenda:
Brookings fellow, 'Post' columnist will
conclude global terrorism series

J. Dionne Jr., columnist at The Washington Post and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will present "Crossfire," as the concluding talk in the University of Delaware's Global Agenda lecture series, "Understanding International Terrorism Today," at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, in 128 Clayton Hall.

Dionne, whose column appears in 90 newspapers, previously worked for The New York Times, reporting on state and local government, as well as national politics and stories from around the world. The Los Angeles Times called his coverage of the Vatican as the best in two decades.

In 1990, Dionne joined The Washington Post as a reporter, focusing on national politics, and in 1991 his best-selling book, Why Americans Hate Politics, won The Los Angeles Times book prize and also was a Nation Book Award nominee.

Since beginning his op-ed column for the Post in 1993, Dionne has been a regular commentator on politics on both television and radio.

Other books include They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era (Simon & Schuster 1996), Community Works: The Revival of Civil Society in America, of which he was the editor (Brookings Press, 1998) and What's God Got To Do With the American Experiment (Brookings Press, 2000), with John DiIulio.

A regular political analyst on CNN and National Public Radio, Dionne grew up in Fall River, Mass., and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelors of arts degree from Harvard University in 1973.

A Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, where he received his doctorate, Dionne was a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center from 1994-95, and in 1996 he joined the Brookings Institute as a senior fellow in the governmental studies program.

At Brookings, Dionne chairs, with Jean Bethke Elstain of the University of Chicago, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

The May 8 program is a presentation of the World Affairs Council, the University of Delaware's Center for International Studies and the departments of communication and political science and international relations.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 831-2355 or visit the web site at [www.udel.edu/global].