Past Event

The Taliban Shuffle

Thu, Jun 23 2011 - 6:30pm

Kim Barker: The Taliban Shuffle

This program is cancelled

Reporter, ProPublica; Former South Asia Correspondent, The Chicago Tribune; Former Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, The Taliban Shuffle

Josh Richman, Politics and Legal Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune and Bay Area News Group - Moderator

Barker has reported on, traveled through, and lived in various parts of the Middle East, covering major stories such as the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and rising militancy in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She began covering the region after September 11, 2001, and spent two years on a project called “Struggle for the Soul of Islam," a series about Islam that sent her to Iran, Pakistan and Indonesia. The New York Times recently wrote that in The Taliban Shuffle, Barker “has written an account of her experiences covering Afghanistan and Pakistan that manages to be hilarious and harrowing, witty and illuminating, all at the same time.”

Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program
$12 members, $22 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation