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Thank You for Your Service

Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
David Finkel, National Enterprise Editor, National News Desk, The Washington Post; author, “Thank You for Your Service”

David Finkel, Pulitzer Prize-Winning journalist and author of “Thank You for Your Service,” will present a public talk at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at the Woodrow Wilson School in Robertson Hall. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.

Finkel is a journalist and author who, since 2007, has been documenting the effects of war on the human psyche.

His most recent book, the critically acclaimed “Thank You for Your Service,” chronicles the challenges faced by soldiers and their families in war’s aftermath. His previous book, “The Good Soldiers,” was a bestselling and award-winning account of a U.S. infantry battalion during the Iraq War surge.

An editor and writer for the Washington Post, Finkel has reported from Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe and across the United States and has covered wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. Among his honors are a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 and a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 2012.