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RHJ Center To Host Investigative Reporter

Debbie Cenziper

The Robert H. Jackson Center is hosting Pulitzer Prize winner Debbie Cenziper, an investigative reporter for the Washington Post, for two virtual programs as part of the center’s third annual Al and Marge Brown Lecture on World War II and an investigative journalism program on Sept. 17 and 18, respectively.

The Al and Marge Brown Lecture on World War II will take place as a Zoom webinar on Thursday at 3 p.m. Cenziper is speaking on her most recent book, “Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America.”

The book recounts the true story of a team of Nazi hunters at the U.S. Department of Justice as they raced against time to uncover members of a brutal SS killing force who disappeared in America following World War II.

The Zoom webinar is free, but registration is required. Visit www.roberthjackson.org/event/author-debbie-cenziper-2020-al-marge-brown-lecture-on-wwii to register and receive the webinar link via Zoom. The Al and Marge Brown Lecture Series on World war II was established in 2018 by an endowment gift from Phil and Mary Ann Zimmer to benefit the Jackson Center.

The investigative journalism program will take place as a Zoom webinar on Friday at 10 a.m. Cenziper will discuss the tools and methods of investigative journalism, including the basics of data and investigative reporting, as well as the research and use of public records. Students, teachers and the public are encouraged to join this discussion.

The Zoom webinar also is free, but registration is required. Visit www.roberthjackson.org/event/investigative-journalism-with-debbie-cenziper to register and receive the webinar link via Zoom. The program was made possible through the generosity of Jackson Center donors.

Before joining the Washington Post as an investigative reporter, Cenziper spent nearly 15 years at The Miami Herald and the Charlotte Observer.

She received the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for her year-long investigation of housing corruption in Miami, which led to the convictions of several developers and to a federal takeover of the county housing agency.

She is also the author of the book Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality, published by William Morrow in 2016. Cenziper is an associate professor and director of investigative reporting at the Medill School of Journalism in Washington, D.C.

The Robert H. Jackson Center is a nonprofit organization that envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail.

The center invites and engages students of all ages, scholars, educators, national officials and international dignitaries to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice through the lens of Jackson’s body of work.

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