Past Event

Rajiv Chandrasekaran: The War Within the War for Afghanistan

Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Senior Correspondent & Associate Editor, The Washington Post; Author, Imperial Life in the Emerald City and  Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan

Joel Brinkley, Former New York Times Middle East and Washington Correspondent; Hearst Visiting Professional  in Residence, Stanford University Department of Communication - Moderator
As senior correspondent for The Washington Post and a political pundit for CNN, MSNBC and National Public Radio, author Chandrasekaran is one of the world’s foremost reporters on the war and nation-building efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  His new book, Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan, gives us a startling, behind-the-scenes account of the struggle between President Obama and the military to reconstruct Afghanistan. Chandrasekaran describes the disillusioned diplomats, frustrated soldiers, and headstrong officers that have come to define the process of pumping American money and soldiers into Afghan nation-building. Come hear this expert’s first-hand account of one of the most complex and formative events of the 21st century.
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Location: Club office
Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)

July 9, 2012