Ethics and War: Sebastian Junger (Journalist, Author, Filmmaker)

Tue February 21st 2012, 7:00pm
Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall
Knight Management Center
Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Ethics and War: Sebastian Junger (Journalist, Author, Filmmaker)

Sebastian Junger is the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of WARThe Perfect Storm, A Death in Belmont and Fire. As a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and as a contributor to ABC News, he has covered major international news stories around the globe. He has also been awarded the National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for Journalism. In 2007, as research for WAR, Junger and photojournalist Tim Hetherington embedded with battle company of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, in the remote and heavily contested Korengal valley of eastern Afghanistan. Reporting on the war from the soldiers’ perspective, Junger spent weeks at a time at a remote outpost that saw more combat than almost anywhere else in the entire country. Based on their experience in the Korengal valley, Junger and Hetherington created the award winning documentary "Restrepo, " which will be showing on February 22. After the screening, Junger will be on hand to participate in a Q&A. Junger's work has been published in Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, and Men’s Journal. He has reported on the LURD besiegement of Monrovia in Liberia, human rights abuses in Sierra Leone, war crimes in Kosovo, the peacekeeping mission in Cyprus, wildfire in the American West, guerilla war in Afghanistan, and hostage-taking in Kashmir.

Sebastian Junger will be in conversation with Tobias Wolff (English) and Joseph Felter (Center for International Security and Cooperation).