Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

National Security Correspondent For NPR, Dina Temple-Raston, to Give Commencement Speech For Mville
Thursday, 18 July 2013 14:05

Purchase, NY, May 1, 2013 -- Dina Temple-Raston, the well-known National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent who reports about counterterrorism at home and abroad, will be the timely keynote speaker for Manhattanville College's 172nd Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2013

Ms. Temple-Raston, part of NPR's national security team, reported on the recent Boston Marathon bombing and is also the author of a recent book, The Jihad Next Door, about the Lakawanna Six, America's so-called "sleeper cell" and the issues that face Muslims in America. She has written extensively on civil liberties and national security.

Dina Temple-Raston was a long-time foreign correspondent for Bloomberg News in Asia, opened their Shanghai and Hong Kong offices, and served as Bloomberg's White House correspondent during both Clinton administrations. She covered financial markets and economics for USA Today and CNNfn.

Born in Brussels, she received a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Northwestern University, a degree in Chinese Language from Liaoning University in China and a Masters Degree in journalism from New York's Columbia University.

In addition to The Jihad Next Door, Temple-Raston has written other notable books, including A Death in Texas, which won the Barnes' and Nobel Discover Award, Justice on the Grass and In Defense of Our America.

About Manhattanville College:

Manhattanville College ( is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence and social and civic action. Manhattanville prepares students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders in a global community. Located just 30 minutes from New York City, Manhattanville serves 1,700 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students from more than 50 countries and 30 states. Founded in 1841, the College offers more than 50 undergraduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, and offers graduate programs in Education, Business, Creative Writing, and Liberal Studies, as well as Continuing and Executive Education programs.