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Embedded in Afghanistan: A Panel Discussion with Sebastian Junger and Michael O'Hanlon at Princeton Club of New York, May 18

May 18, 2011 (All day)
Audience: 
Open to the Public, Registration Required

The Woodrow Wilson School will host an open discussion titled, "Embedded in Afghanistan" with Sebastian Junger, contributing editor of Vanity Fair, author of WAR, and co-director with the late Tim Hetherington of the documentary Restrepro, the evening of Wednesday, May 18, at the Princeton Club of New York in Manhattan. Junger will be joined by Michael O'Hanlon WWS MA '88, PhD '91, Director of Research and Senior Fellow of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution; senior author of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan Index projects; and co-author, with Hassina Sherjan, of Toughing It Out In Afghanistan. Registration is required.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by the discussion at 6:30.

The discussion will focus on Junger’s most recent book, WAR. The book documents the author’s time embedded with a United States Army platoon, from 2007 to 2008, in Afghanistan, and chronicles the psychological and social elements of combat, and the unbreakable bonds that are formed between platoon mates. Junger’s experience is also the focus of the documentary Restrepo, which won the Grand Jury Prize for a domestic documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. The film was also a 2011 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.

To register for this event please click here.

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is part of the Thoman Lecture series.

 

05.18.2011
The discussion between Junger and O'Hanlon will focus on Junger's most recent book, WAR. The book documents Junger's time embedded with a United States Army platoon, from 2007 to 2008, in Afghanistan, and chronicles the psychological and social elements of combat and the unbreakable bonds that are formed between platoon mates....