Student Life

2010-11 Lecture

Bob Woodward

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
8:00 p.m.
Hogan Ballroom


The Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture Committee is delighted to announce that Bob Woodward will be speaking at Holy Cross on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.  Mr. Woodward’s talk, the 45th annual installment in the Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture Series, will be free and open to the public.

Bob Woodward is one of America’s most accomplished investigative journalists and authors.  A former assistant managing editor of The Washington Post, Mr. Woodward found success early in journalism by investigating, along with Carl Bernstein, the 1972 Watergate break-in, ultimately exposing the Nixon White House connection and cover-up.  The Post was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for the groundbreaking investigation.  The bestselling exposé All the President’s Men, detailing Woodward and Bernstein’s investigation, stands as a seminal work of twentieth century American investigative journalism. 

Mr. Woodward is also the author of other numerous best-selling, non-fiction books, covering topics such as the Central Intelligence Agency, the United States Supreme Court, as well as biographies on notable public figures.  Mr. Woodward recently wrote the Bush at War series, detailing President George W. Bush’s presidency, focusing primarily on the post-September 11th strategy for war in the Middle East. 

Mr. Woodward’s most recent work, Obama’s Wars, will be released September 27th.  Copies of Obama’s Wars will be available for sale at the Holy Cross bookstore prior to the keynote address, which will be followed by a book signing.

The Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture Series was founded by the Hanify and Howland families to bring to campus distinguished speakers on public affairs, with the dual goals of helping the College community understand major public issues of our time and to inspire students to consider careers in public affairs and/or to actively participate in public affairs in their time at Holy Cross and beyond. 

In keeping with the traditional practice of the Hanify-Howland Series, Mr. Woodward will also conduct two seminars on campus, which will allow students to interact with the speaker in an intimate and intellectually exciting environment.  Details regarding the process for applying to participate in these seminars—which will take place the day immediately following the lecture—will be announced shortly.