Thursday, October 18, 2012
TIME: 11:30am - Bar Opens; 12:15pm - Lunch; 1-2pm - Presentation And Q & A
PRICE: $10 Lecture Only; $20 Members; $30 Non-Members (Includes Lunch)
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
In the months following September 11, 2001, Rajiv Chandrasekaran was part of a team of Post reporters who covered the start of the war in Afghanistan and events in Pakistan. From 2009 to 2011, he reported on the war, traveling extensively through the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar to reveal the impact of President Obama’s decision to double U.S. force levels. In Little America, his new book published in 2012, he discusses the impact of the surge, how it was sabotaged not only by Afghan and Pakistani malfeasance but by infighting within the American government.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and associate editor of The Washington Post. In 2003 and 2004, he was The Post’s bureau chief in Baghdad, where he was responsible for covering the reconstruction of Iraq and supervising a team of Post correspondents. This experience led to his first book Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone. Published in 2006, it won the Overseas Press Club book award, the Ron Ridenhour Prize and Britain’s Samuel Johnson Prize and was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2007 by the New York Times. It also was a finalist for the National Book Award and the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.