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SOC takes full advantage of its Washington location. Here are some of the professionals at the top of their fields who have visited its classrooms.

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George Clooney

NIck and George Clooney with Bill Small at Reel Journalism Event held with SOC partner the Newseum

D.C.’s politics and film fans packed the Newseum where they were greeted by Hollywood star George Clooney at another sold-out Pennsylvania Avenue event. Clooney flew East at the request of his father, longtime broadcast journalist Nick Clooney, for a Reel Journalism Festival screening and discussion of Good Night and Good Luck. Father—the evening’s moderator, and son—the writer, director, actor, and producer of the 2005 film nominated for six Academy Awards, were joined onstage by one-time CBS bureau chief Bill Small. Read more

Edward Norton

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Edward Norton visited a packed house at American University to discuss his new film, “Stone,” and answer questions about his acting career.  Read more

Sean Gallagher

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting photojournalist Sean Gallagher

Students in two of professor Bill Gentile's courses talked to well-known British photographer Sean Gallagher about his work and the how the current economic climate is affecting this industry. Gallagher's current project documenting the desertification in China  began in 2007 thanks to a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. Read more

Pamela Constable and Roy Gutman

The window of opportunity is closing in Afghanistan as lawlessness escalates and once-welcome troops are viewed with increasing distrust, said two top journalists speaking at AU. Pamela Constable, foreign correspondent for the Washington Post, has lived and traveled in South Asia for nearly a decade. A few days before returning to Afghanistan she came to the Kay Spiritual Life Center to speak on Afghanistan along with Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Roy Gutman. Read More

Jon Alpert

Jon Alpert is the recipient of the Nieman Foundation's 2009 I.F. Stone Medal, an award for journalistic independence

Award-winning journalist
and filmmaker

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Susan Zirinsky

SOC Susan Zirinsky

CBS News, executive producer
of 48 Hours

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Jonathan Shannon

Oceans for Life

With NOAA's Office of
National Marine Sanctuaries

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