Since 2004, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) has presented the Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award to authors in recognition of their scholarly achievements. This year's winner was William Daugherty, author of Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency. Mr. Daugherty received a $5,000 cash award and was given an opportunity to lecture about his book, which looks at the use of covert actions by U.S. presidents since 1947. Mark Bowden, who wrote the forward to the book, makes opening remarks. This event was hosted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute based in Wilmington, Delaware.
William Daugherty is a professor of criminal justice and political science at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. Before joining the AASU faculty, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was an officer with the Central Intelligence Agency at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran. He was one of fifty-two Americans held hostage for 444 days in Iran between 1979 and 1980 and is the author of In the Shadow of the Ayatollah: A CIA Hostage in Iran. Mark Bowden is a journalist and adjunct professor at Loyola College in Maryland. He is the author of Black Hawk Down, Killing Pablo, and Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam.
Mark Bowden, an Atlantic Monthly national correspondent, is an author, journalist, screenwriter, and teacher. His book "Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War" (1999) - an international bestseller that spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list - was a finalist for the National Book Award. Bowden also worked on the screenplay for Black Hawk Down, a film adaptation of the book, directed by Ridley Scott. Bowden is also the author of the international bestseller "Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw" (2001), which tells the story of the hunt for Colombian cocaine billionaire Pablo Escobar. "Killing Pablo" won the Overseas Press Club's Cornelius Ryan Award as the best book in 2001 and is currently being adapted for film, with Bowden again writing the screenplay. He is also the author of "Doctor Dealer" (1987), "Bringing the Heat" (1994), "Our Finest Day" (2002) and "Finders Keepers" (2002).
Jeff Cain is Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). Jeff joined ISI in January 2002 upon receiving his Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature from Washington State University. Jeff has been an ISI Honors Fellow and an ISI Weaver Fellow and was ISI's Director of Education until March 2003. Prior to attending college, he served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. Jeff lives in West Chester, PA with his wife and three children.
William J. Daugherty
William J. Daugherty was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Following high school at the Oklahoma Military Academy, he served eight years in the United States Marine Corps, in both enlisted and officer ranks, earned his wings as a Naval Flight Officer, and flew one combat tour in Vietnam with a Marine fighter-attack squadron while deployed on the aircraft carrier USS America. During his first tour with the C.I.A in Iran, Daugherty was held hostage for 444 days along with fifty-one other Americans.
After leaving the Marine Corps in 1974, he earned a BA in Social Science from the University of California-Irvine and a PhD in Government from the Claremont Graduate School, followed by nearly eighteen years of service with the Central Intelligence Agency as an operations and staff officer. In 1996 he joined the faculty of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia.
Dr. Anne Paolucci
Dr. Anne Paolucci, winner of the prestigious Golden Lion Award (Order of the Sons of Italy in America, 1997), and the NYS Elena Cornaro Award (OSIA, 1979) and the first national Elena Cornaro Award (OSIA, 1993), former member of the National Council on the Humanities and former (first woman) Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York, recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English, and Fulbright Lecturer (CCNY and St. John's University, University of Naples). She is an award-winning playwright and poet and also writes fiction.