Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Sebastian Junger
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 06:00 PM to 07:45 PM
Junger is a best-selling author, journalist, and documentarian. His books include WAR, The Perfect Storm, A Death in Belmont, and Fire. He has reported on the second civil war in Liberia, human rights abuses in Sierra Leone, war crimes in Kosovo, the peacekeeping mission in Cyprus, wildfire in the American West, guerilla war in Afghanistan, and hostage-taking in Kashmir.
For over a year, Junger and the late photojournalist Tim Hetherington embedded with battle company of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, in the remote and heavily contested Korengal valley of eastern Afghanistan. Reporting on the war from the soldiers’ perspective, Junger spent weeks at a time at a remote outpost that saw more combat than almost anywhere else in the entire country. The result was his book WAR, and the award-winning documentary "Restrepo."
He will talk about war and warriors, about the choices people make in extreme situations, and about the choices he has made in his own life.
Journalist James Traub will interview Junger and then the floor is open for questions from the audience, followed by a reception.
Traub writes a column for Foreign Policy's website entitled "Terms of Engagement" and writes, as well, for Foreign Policy magazine. He has worked as a staff writer for The New Yorker and a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, reporting widely from Africa and the Middle East. He is the author of five books, and is currently writing a biography of John Quincy Adams.
Please RSVP. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Suggested Donation: $10. Events are free of charge for students with valid ID. This special offer is limited to a small number of seats—first come first served—and registration in advance is required.
Since our events are filmed for television broadcasting, we ask that audience members arrive on time.
Speaker: Sebastian Junger
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478
(212) 752-2432 - Fax
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