The Taliban Shuffle: Lessons from Afghanistan for foreign policy

Nov 10, 2016
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Katz Auditorium (University Park)

Kim Barker, Journalist and Author

Kim Barker was the South Asia bureau chief for The Chicago Tribune from 2004 to 2009, directing coverage of Pakistan and Afghanistan. She wrote a darkly comic book about her time there, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, released in 2011 and adapted this year into the movie Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey. Barker, now an investigative reporter at The New York Times, will discuss her experiences in South Asia and Hollywood, and what lessons can be learned from both.

Reception and book signing will follow immediately after the lecture. Books will be available to purchase on site.

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