Discussion: In Afghanistan – Reporting America's War

December 1, 2010

With Washington facing an explosive debate over Afghanistan, join a conversation with a foreign correspondent who has been reporting on the region for decades. What comes next? What are America’s options? Are more troops the inevitable answer?  Can the Taliban be defeated? And how is this long war shaping Afghanistan’s future?  

Please join us for a lunchtime discussion with David Loyn, BBC developing war correspondent and author of "In Afghanistan: Two Hundred Years of British, Russian and American Occupation," which explores the country's long history of foreign colonization and war.

For 30 years Loyn has reported for the BBC from Moscow, Kosovo, Kashmir, and Kabul, among other places. He also was the only foreign correspondent who was with the Taliban when they took Kabul in 1996.  His first book, "Frontline: The True Story of the British Mavericks who Changed the Face of War Reporting," was shortlisted for the 2006 Orwell Prize.  He was a Dart Center Ochberg Fellow in 2004.


Wednesday, December 1
Stabile Student Center, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

This event is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. Free pizza will be served.