A foreign affairs columnist at The New York Times and the author of two bestsellers, he lectured on the subject of 'The Middle East and American Foreign Policy'. He is also a three times recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.
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.