Foreign Correspondent & Author
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author, professor at Princeton University, activist and ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 11 books, including the New York Times best-seller Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. His other books include Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015), Death of the Liberal Class (2010), Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009), I Don’t Believe in Atheists (2008) and the best-selling American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (2008). His book War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and has sold over 400,000 copies. He writes a weekly column for the web site Truthdig in Los Angeles, run by Robert Scheer, and hosts a show, On Contact, on RT America. Read More >
"I thought Mr. Hedges’ presentation yesterday was outstanding. His lecture was the impetus for much discussion on the part of students as well as my fellow colleagues. His lecture was the fodder for thinking and examining the topic of war critically. Instructors and their students can go back to class and discuss these issues and related ideas in depth."
"Chris was SPECTACULAR. His demeanor, delivery, tone, and manner...of course...but what most moved this audience was his STORY. Chris spoke from the heart to our hearts and everyone in the room felt it and responded to it. He was just phenomenal. Thank you for helping us to bring him to this conference to which he was such an integral part."
"Chris was a big success on our campus. He addressed a large class of students in a cross culture journalism class about being a foreign correspondent and evoked a lively response. His evening address to the public attracted a full house (240+ people), most of whom were sympathetic to his strongly held and vigorously presented views. There was enough interest in his remarks that a number of people met together a couple of days later to discuss them."
"Thanks again for participating on our war coverage symposium. Your experience and expertise helped us produce an excellent event. The reviews in the last several days have been complimentary, and we definitely started a buzz around campus about war issues."
"Things went very well. It proved to be the largest attendance at any talk given at Salt Lake Community College, with over 700 in attendance from the college, from the nearby University, and from the wider city community."