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Steve Coll, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, will present his perspectives on worldwide security issues at Hood College in Frederick.

Coll, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author, will speak at 7 p.m. March 20, in the college’s Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall, 401 Rosemont Ave., in Frederick.

Coll’s lecture, “Is a Global War on Terror Still Necessary and Will it Ever End?” is part of the school’s Shirley Connor Hardinge Global Studies Lecture series.

Coll was awarded two Pulitzer prizes, one for his series about the Security and Exchange Commission and the other for “Ghost Wars,” which details the CIA’s involvement in the evolution of the Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda in the years before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

He spent 20 years at The Washington Post, where he was a features writer, foreign correspondent and senior editor before serving as the paper’s managing editor from 1998 to 2004.

He is also the author of seven books on issues of intelligence, national security and the Security and Exchange Commission’s battle with Wall Street in the 1980s.

His most recent books include “The Bin Ladens” and “Private Empire,” a study of ExxonMobil.

Coll’s lecture at Hood will be followed by a book signing and a reception.

For more information, contact Len Latkovski, professor of history, at latkovski@hood.edu.