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Peter S. Canellos, an author, editor and writer, will present a lecture as part of the Amicus Curiae Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. 

Canellos is the author of The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero, which Publisher’s Weekly named as one of the top 20 nonfiction books of 2021. As managing editor for enterprise at POLITICO, he oversees the site’s magazine, investigative journalism, and major projects. He also has been POLITICO’s executive editor, overseeing the newsroom during the 2016 presidential coverage, and the editorial page editor of The Boston Globe. A native of Boston, Peter is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School. As an editor, he has overseen two Pulitzer Prize-winning series and five other finalists. As a writer, he has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the George Polk Award, among many other honors.

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