April 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a talk by Dexter Filkins (The New Yorker) on the U.S withdrawal from and future of Afghanistan.
Dexter Filkins has been a staff writer with The New Yorker since 2011. He has written on a range of subjects, including, more recently, Europe’s migration crisis, Colin Powell and the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Trump’s Pentagon purge, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, the uprisings in Yemen, the crises in Syria and Lebanon, and the Prime Minister of Turkey. From 2000 to 2010, he was a reporter for The New York Times, reporting from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. He has also worked for the Miami Herald and the Los Angeles Times, where he was chief of the paper’s New Delhi bureau. In 2009, he won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of Times journalists covering Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has received numerous other prizes, including two George Polk Awards and three Overseas Press Club Awards. His book, The Forever War, won the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction and was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, and The Boston Globe.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Regeneration series and the Sara Miller McCune and George D. McCune Endowment
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