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Shell Distinguished Lecture Series -- Journalist Dexter Filkins Shares Tales From the Front Lines

This is an Associate Roundtable event and part of the Shell Distinguished Lecture Series.

Dexter Filkins has been with The New York Times since 2000, reporting from Afghanistan, Pakistan, New York and Iraq, where he was based from 2003 to 2006. Previously, he worked for The Miami Herald and the Los Angeles Times, where he was chief of the paper"s New Delhi bureau. A Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2006 and a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard"s Kennedy School of Government from 2007 to 2008, Filkins was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work from Afghanistan in 2002 and, with a team of reporters, from Iraq in 2008. He has received numerous prizes, including a George Polk award for his coverage of the assault of Fallujah in 2004 and two Overseas Press Club awards. "The Forever War" is his first book.

Books will be provided for sale courtesy of Rice University Bookstore.

Speaker Dexter Filkins

When?

Mon, Nov. 17, 2008
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

Where?

Rice University, Baker Hall