Pulitzer-winning reporter to discuss book on modern combat
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and former Marine infantry officer C.J. Chivers will visit Salve Regina next week to discuss his book “The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan And Iraq.”
The discussion will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall as part of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy’s fall lecture series. To RSVP, visit the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page.
An unvarnished account of modern combat and its legacies and effects, “The Fighters” follows the long human arc of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars by tracing the lives of six American service members over 17 years.
Chivers has been covering the wars since their beginnings, back to being on scene minutes after the first passenger jet struck the World Trade Center in 2001. In 2009 he was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for coverage from Afghanistan and Pakistan, and in 2017 he won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for his New York Times Magazine story about a veteran suffering from PTSD who was jailed after returning from the Afghan war. That veteran was released from prison based on Chivers’ work.
For more information, contact the Pell Center at (401) 341-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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