One of the most distinguished social and political commentators in America, David Halberstam won a Pulitzer Prize at age 30 for his prophetic reporting in the early days of the Vietnam War. Reflecting his remarkably long tenure as a major analyst on the American scene, 38 years later his bestseller, 'War in a Time of Peace,' was a runner-up for the Pulitzer. 'The Wall Street Journal' called it 'Riveting, merciless... indispensable to anyone interested in that confused period between the Cold War and the Terrorist War about to begin.'
A cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues began in 1988 as part of a mission to promote better understanding of world events and issues by Nebraskans. The Forum seeks out forceful speakers who are committed to the issues they address, seeking balance over the range of its programs rather than in each presentation. The Forum does not endorse the views of the individual speakers nor limit their freedom to express their points of view.