Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Covering Invisible Wars

Thursday, April 7, 2011

4 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

'Covering Invisible Wars' brings together three widely-respected journalists to discuss challenges and possibilities for reporting about the consequences of the wars in the Middle East as the U.S. begins officially withdrawing combat forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, and approaches the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th. Journalists Monica Haller, Michael Otterman, and Nick Turse will join Chris Lydon of Radio Open Source to discuss: What have been the human consequences of the wars in the Middle East for the last decade? How has and will the wars' aftermath continue past the official end of combat? In what ways can we broaden the range of stories being told about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how can they help the public better understand the current wars and their impacts on lives at home and abroad? There will be a post-panel book signing and reception following this event.

Covering Invisible Wars is presented by The Eisenhower Project and the Global Media Project at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. The event as part of a lecture series marking the 50th anniversary year of President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address. 

Location:  The Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street