Carl Bernstein Presidential Lecture

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

Please join me on Monday, November 18, at 4 pm at the Staller Center for the Arts Main Stage, when Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Carl Bernstein delivers the Stony Brook University Presidential Lecture "Why Isn't Our Government Working -- And Can It?"

Now a member of our faculty as Visiting Presidential Professor, Bernstein is a true American icon. Our students, faculty and staff are very fortunate to have the opportunity to experience this presentation by, and pose questions to, this legendary reporter, commentator and historian.

Few journalists in America's history have had the impact on their era and their craft that Carl Bernstein has had. For 40 years -- from All the President's Men to A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton -- Bernstein's books, reporting and commentary have revealed the inner workings of government and politics, and the hidden stories of Washington and its leaders. In the early 1970s, Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Bernstein's career has had a continued focus on the use and abuse of power -- political, media, financial and cultural. He has written and lectured extensively about government and politics, and the role and responsibilities of the American press. Please join me at the Staller Center on Monday, November 18, at 4 pm to hear one of our nation's foremost investigative journalists share his views on government today.


Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.