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Past Event

Daughters of Kobani: Kurdish Women Warriors Against Islamic State

Find out what Hillary and Chelsea Clinton liked so much about The Daughters of Kobani—so much that they acquired the book's TV rights for their new production company, HiddenLight.

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, the New York Times best-selling author of Ashley's War and other books, is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and partner at Shield AI, a tech company focused on national security. Lemmon—who regularly appears on CNN, PBS, MSNBC,NPR, etc.—will discuss her latest book, based on years of on-the-ground reporting. The Daughters of Kobani, A Story of Rebellion, Courage and Justice, tells the extraordinary story of the Kurdish heroines who fought on the front lines alongside U.S. forces and helped defeat Islamic State in Syria.

Read an extended excerpt from this program in The Commonwealth magazine:


MLF: Middle East

This is a free-for-members program. Members: Click on the "Buy Tickets" button above to order your tickets, and select the members link on the left side of the page. Your username is the email you used to sign up as a member. You can also request a password reset if needed. Discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

This is an online-only program; pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Copies of Lemmon's book, Daughters of Kobani, may be purchased during registration (for shipment to domestic U.S. addresses only).

February 23, 2021

United States

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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Journalist; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, The Daughters of Kobani, Ashley's War and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana; Twitter @gaylelemmon
Eddy Simonian
Vice Chair, Middle East Member-Led Forum, The Commonwealth Club of California—Moderator

10 a.m. (Pacific Time) program