JOURNALIST DON OBERDORFER
For 38 years before his retirement he was a distinguished journalist at the Washington Post, including 17 years as the newspaper's diplomatic correspondent. In the fall semester of 1977, 1982, and 1986, he served as Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton. He is the author of two books: "Tet!" (1971), a history of the 1968 battle in Vietnam, and "The Turn: From the Cold War to a New Era" (1991), a history of U.S.-Soviet diplomacy from 1983 to 1990. Presently, he is journalist-in-residence at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University's Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. He is currently writing a history under SAIS sponsorship on North-South relations in Korea since 1972. Mr. Oberdorfer's most recent project is "Princeton University: The First 250 Years," a book celebrating the University's 250th anniversary.