Charlie Savage, Washington correspondent for the New York Times, will deliver the Andrus Center’s inaugural Freedom of the Press address at 7 p.m. on March 18.
Savage’s presentation, entitled National Security and Freedom of the Press, will be held in the Jordan Ballroom at Boise State University’s Student Union Building, 1700 W. University Drive.
Savage’s work on presidential power, freedom of the press, and other legal and constitutional issues has been widely acclaimed. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, he was awarded the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award and the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.
In 2007, Savage wrote “Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy.” The book was named one of the year’s best by Slate and Esquire. Takeover also received the bipartisan Constitution Project’s Award for Constitutional Commentary and the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the Lincoln Garage at the corner of Lincoln and University.