Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication
Afghanistan: The Human Factor
Presented by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in partnership with
the Institute for Public Diplomacy & Global Communication
Monday, February 22, 2010
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
George Washington University
Lindner Family Commons, The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E. Street NW, Room 602
Moderator Sean Aday, Director, Institute for Public Diplomacy & Global Communication
Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Vanessa Gezari's forthcoming book assesses the US military's Human Terrain program, which embeds social scientists and anthropologists with troops in Afghanistan. Her reporting has been featured on NPR and in The Washington Post Magazine.
Jason Motlagh's reporting focused on civilian casualties, with on-the-scene accounts on the aftermath of coalition attacks in western Afghanistan last summer. His reporting has been featured in TIME, The Economist, The Virginia Quarterly Review and The New Republic.
Jon Sawyer founded the Pulitzer Center in 2006 after a 31-year career with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that included 13 years as the newspaper's Washington bureau chief. His assignments have taken him to some five dozen countries. More
Co-sponsored by the School of Media and Public Affairs and the Elliott School of International Affairs