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Discussion & Reception with Guest Speaker Michael Ware, Former Correspondent for CNN & Time Magazine 

 The Middle East: A View from Behind the Frontline

Discussion and Reception with Michael Ware
Former Correspondent for CNN and Time Magazine
 
 
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
 
Sidley Austin LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
 
 
Registration: 6:00 pm
Discussion: 6:30pm
Reception to follow at 7:30pm
 
Join Michael for topical insight and analysis on the Middle East covering:
  • the reality of war, exploring the role media and government play in shaping public perception and opinion on war, what's reported, what's not and why;
  • the impact of troop withdrawal from Iraq, prospects for the future - Iraq, the rise of nuclear Iran and the Middle East; 
  • reflections on the war on terror, reintegration; living with PTSD;
  • What's next for Michael Ware?
Members: $15 / Non Members: $25
Register online
For security reasons and building access, prior event registration
is mandatory.
 
About Michael Ware ...
 
Having lived and worked in Iraq - reporting from the front line for over 7 consecutive years - there are few people who understand and experienced the war on terror with greater intimacy than Brisbane born Michael Ware.  Michael was one of only a handful of reporters to cover the war perspective from both sides.  Early on, he established contacts with Iraqi and Kurdish insurgents and travelled to their camps and was the recipient of many controversial video tapes showing attacks on allied soldiers.  Michael also embedded with U.S. and British troops and joined operative field missions where he recorded live footage of the troops engaged in armed combat. Whilst working as a journalist in Iraq, Michael was kidnapped by insurgents on more than one occasion.  Since retiring from CNN, Michael is writing a book and working on a feature length documentary on Iraq titled “Walking with Ghosts”.
   
 Event Contact:
For more information please contact Debbie Chappel.
Tel: 212 338 6860 x 203 or debbie.chappel@aaanyc.org
 

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