Jeremy Scahill, award-winning journalist, war correspondent, best-selling author and filmmaker, has been named the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha’s 2017 Distinguished Lecturer.

Scahill’s lecture is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on the UW-Waukesha campus, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha.

As a reporter, Scahill covered stories across the globe and served as the national security correspondent for The Nation and Democracy Now! He is also is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award, several Project Censored awards and was one of the first recipients of the Windham-Campbell Literature prize. One of his books, "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield," was adapted into an Academy Award nominated Best Documentary Feature. Scahill is a graduate of Wauwatosa East High School.

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