Wednesday 9, 2011
            MARQUETTE, Mich.—Dina Temple-Raston, national security and FBI correspondent for NPR News, will speak at Northern Michigan University on Monday, March 14. Her talk begins at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms.  Admission at the door is free for NMU students with ID and $2 for the general public. 

            Temple-Raston joined NPR in March 2007, fresh off a two-year sabbatical during which she completed two books, learned Arabic and received a master’s degree from Columbia. She previously was a longtime foreign correspondent for Bloomberg News in Asia, served as Bloomberg News’ White House correspondent during both Clinton terms and covered financial markets and economics for both USA Today and CNNfn.

Temple-Raston is an award-winning author who has penned the following books: A Death in Texas, about race in America, which won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and was chosen as one of the Washington Post's Best Books of 2002; Justice in the Grass: Three Rwandan Journalists, Their Trial for War Crimes, and a Nation’s Quest for Redemption, which addressed the role Radio Mille Collines played in instigating the Rwandan genocide; In Defense of Our America, which was written with ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero and looks at civil liberties in post-9/11 America; and The Jihad Next Door, about the Lackawanna Six, America's first so-called "sleeper cell."

Temple-Raston holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and a master's degree from the Columbia University's School of Journalism. She was born in Belgium and French was her first language. She also speaks Mandarin Chinese.

This lecture is sponsored by Platform Personalities, the NMU Honor’s Organization and the Student Activity Fee. 

Kristi Evans
News Director