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Diplomatic Career of Richard Holbrooke: from Vietnam to Bosnia to Afghanistan

Feb 25, 2016 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
David Holbrooke, Filmaker and Producer; Director of “The Diplomat” * Julian Zelizer, Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

The film, “The Diplomatic Career of Richard Holbrooke: from Vietnam to Bosnia to Afghanistan,” will be the topic of discussion at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University.

The discussion between filmmaker and producer David Holbrooke and Julian Zelizer, the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, also will feature film clips from Holbrooke’s new HBO documentary, “The Diplomat.”

"The Diplomat” tells the story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose career spans 50 years of American foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan.  Ambassador Holbrooke, David’s father, also brokered the peace that ended the Bosnian War.

David’s other films include “Hard as Nails,” “Freaks Like Me,” “Time for a New God” and “A Redwood Grows in Brooklyn,” the latter featuring acclaimed nature photographer James Balog.

Prior to becoming a filmmaker, David worked extensively in television news, producing long-form pieces for "The Today Show," CBS News and CNN. David also has written for the Huffington Post, CNN.com and National Geographic Adventure. His production companyGiraffe Partners, is developing narrative features and several documentaries.

Zelizer has been one of the pioneers in the revival of American political history, is currently a Ford Academic Fellow at the New America Foundation and writes a popular weekly column for CNN. He is the author of several books and is a frequent commentator in the international and national media on political history and contemporary politics.

 

NOTE: ALL MEDIA MUST REGISTER AT brhuber@princeton.edu PRIOR TO EVENT. UNAUTHORIZED VIDEO AND/OR AUDIO TAPING PROHIBITED.