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“Generation Iraq” Event at Columbia: An Update

I’m thrilled that the Dart Center has added the wonderful Ali Adeeb — former news editor for the New York Times’ Baghdad bureau — to the list of speakers tonight at Columbia.  See below for the full press release.  I’m looking forward to a great conversation.

Photo by Ashley Gilbertson


Generation Iraq: Journalists Confront America’s War

Dear friends and colleagues,

Nine years after American troops invaded Sadaam Hussein’s Iraq, the war is officially over – but its reverberations continue, both in the Mideast and in the U.S.  Please join the Dart Center this Wednesday, April 4, for  “Generation Iraq: Journalists Confront America’s War,” a conversation among five acclaimed reporters and photographers who have been shaped by the Iraq war — and whose words and images defined the war and its ongoing consequences  for the rest of us.

The panel will include:

  • Ali Adeeb, former news editor, New York Times Bagdhad Bureau and At War blogger
  • Peter Van Agtmael, photographer, Magnum Photos and author, 2nd Tour Hope I Don’t Die (Photolucida)
  • Ashley Gilbertson, photographer, VII Photo Agency and author, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (University of Chicago Press)
  • Amy Goodman, host, Democracy Now! and author, Breaking the Sound Barrier (Haymarket Books)
  • Sarah Stillman, contributing writer, The New Yorker

These varied journalists, who have covered the war from the perspectives of battlefields and neighborhoods, generals and civilian contractors, Bagdhad morgues and Veterans Administration hospitals, will reflect on nine years of conflict; how their own perceptions of the Iraq war and its consequences have evolved; and what lessons might be drawn for journalists covering future conflicts.

The “Generation Iraq” panel discussion will be held Wednesday, April 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism’s Pulitzer Hall at 116th Street and Broadway in New York City.

The event is free and open to the public.

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