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The Dangers of Drilling Deep

Location: Wallace Hall, Room 300
Date/Time: 12/10/10 at 12:00 pm - 12/10/10 at 1:30 pm

Category: Conferences & Lecture Series
Department: Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)

James Glanz has been a member of the Investigations Desk at The New York Times since January 2009, when he stepped down as the Times’s Baghdad Bureau Chief after nearly five years in Iraq.

Among many other topics, he covered Iraq’s rich but decrepit oil industry and traveled the length of the country, from the northern oil fields to the export terminals in the Persian Gulf, in pursuit of the story. He covered the collapse of the twin towers on Sept. 11 and then spent two years reporting from ground zero.

In 2003, with his colleague Eric Lipton, he published City in the Sky: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center, a history of the twin towers. Glanz, who is originally from Iowa, also wrote Saving Our Soil: Solutions for Sustaining Earth’s Vital Resource, on erosion and innovative farming techniques. He first joined the Times as a science writer in 1999 and has also worked as a staff writer for Science magazine.

He received a Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences in 1991 from Princeton University, where he carried out research in plasma physics at the Forrestal campus.