The La Follette School of Public Affairs is hosting a public presentation by Eric Lipton of the New York Times, who will be at UW–Madison from October 8–11 as the Public Affairs Journalist in Residence for Fall 2018.
Lipton’s presentation – The Hot Zone: A Look at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Era of Trump – is Tuesday, October 9 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard Street. A reception will follow. Registration is requested but not required via this form.
Lipton, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, has reported on President Trump’s efforts to remake federal environmental regulations and policies. With the help of a legal clinic at Yale Law School, he has used Freedom of Information Act requests to gather documents related to these changes.
He started at The Times in 1999 covering Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and then the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. With James Glanz, Lipton wrote the book “City in the Sky, the Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center,” published in 2003.
Lipton won Pulitzer Prizes for explanatory reporting about the flawed Hubble Space Telescope (1992), for investigative reporting on how lobbyists’ influence can sway congressional leaders and state attorneys general (2015), and as part of team for international reporting (on Russia’s covert project of power, including how Russian cyberpower invaded the United States, 2017).
Lipton, who is based in Washington, DC, reports on government relations, corporate agendas, and the US Congress.
Co-sponsors of this presentation are UW–Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Department of Political Science, and Law School.
The Journalist in Residence programs are sponsored by University Communications and campus partners, including the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, the Wisconsin School of Business, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with support from the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.