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NPR Reporter speaks at Utica College*

UTICA, N.Y. - Utica College's Womyn's Resource Center, Sociological Committee and Office of Student Activities co-sponsored a presentation entitled "Global Security: One Woman's Perspective: An Evening with Dina Temple-Raston" Wednesday night.

The event began at 7 p.m. And was held in the Economic Crime and Justice Studies Auditorium.

Temple-Raston's presentation is part of the College's 2010-2011 campus theme for this academic year "Exceeding Expectations." It also celebrates the Womyn's Resource Center's 20th anniversary.

The event was free and open to the public.

Temple-Raston's books will be available for purchase, and there will be a reception following the presentation that will include a book signing.

Temple-Raston has been reporting for NPR for four years, covering national security as their FBI correspondent. Prior to working for NPR, she was a long-time foreign correspondent for Bloomberg News in Asia, served as Bloomberg News' White House correspondent during both Clinton administrations, and covered financial and economics for both USA Today and CNNfn. Temple-Raston is also fluent in three languages other than English: French, Mandarin Chinese and Arabic. She earned her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and her master's degree from the Columbia University's School of Journalism.

Temple-Raston has written several books, two of which have won awards. Her book "A Death in Texas" won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and was chosen as one of the Washington Post's Best Books of 2002. Her second book, "Justice in the Grass: Three Rwandan Journalists, Their Trial for War Crimes," was a Foreign Affairs magazine best-seller. She has also written "In Defense of Our America," which was co-authored with Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Anthony D. Romero, and "The Jihad Next Door."

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