HARVARD -- Stephen Kurkjian, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with the Boston Globe and long the paper's lead reporter on the notorious 1990 robbery from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, will speak Friday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. at the Harvard Public Library.

During his 39-year carer in journalism, Kurkjian was a founding member of the Globe's investigative Spotlight Team, chief of the Globe's Washington Bureau and a senior assistant metro editor focused on independent research projects.

Kurkjian will speak on some of the more interesting projects he worked on at the Globe, including the devastating fire at the Station nightclub that took the lives of 100 persons in Warwick, R.I., in 2003, the clergy abuse scandal inside the Boston Archdiocese and the investigation into the Gardner heist, an unsolved crime that remains the largest art theft in world history.

Kurkjian has continued to work on the case since his retirement from the Globe, and is writing a book on the crime.