Journalist, best-selling author and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen spoke at Cornell on March 7, 2012 as part of the Einaudi Center's Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series.

In 1997 Bergen produced the first television interview with Osama Bin Laden. The interview, which aired on CNN, marked the first time that bin Laden declared war against the United States to a Western audience.

Bergen has written three books: "Holy War, Inc.," "The Osama bin Laden I Know," and "The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and al-Qaeda."