Salon Dinner: John Dinges
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Limited Capacity: 4 spots available
Join hosts Karen Stuck and Lou Ivey on Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and cocktails with investigative journalist John Dinges, a leading expert on Latin American politics. John will talk about a life-time of living in and chronicling government dictatorships.
John Dinges reported for The Washington Post, ABC, Time, and NPR News, and spent five years in Chile during Pinochet’s violent military rule where, despite intense military censorship, he helped found a dissident biweekly magazine. His book The Condor Years: How Pinochet and his Allies Brought Terrorism to Three Continents described Operation Condor, a secret alliance for cross-border assassinations, and he is currently writing a book that newly investigates the 1973 murders of two Americans in Chile the subject of the popular movie Missing. He also authored Assassination on Embassy Row (the Letelier murder) and Our Man in Panama, the Noriega story. A recent article in SpyTalk told the story of Cuban spy Ana Montes, who penetrated U.S. intelligence for 17 years, feeding U.S. secrets to Cuba during the Central America civil wars. For 20 years, Dinges was a professor of international journalism at Columbia University.