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Life, Death and Keeping Your Ankles Covered: Reflections on Reporting from Afghanistan and South Asia

January 14, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Recently returned from Afghanistan, Pamela Constable is a former Kabul and Islamabad bureau chief for The Washington Post and a longtime foreign correspondent who has reported from more than 35 countries since 1982. At the Post, she has also served as South Asia Bureau Chief in India. Ms. Constable will share her experiences and give us perspectives on recent events in the region, including the shocking revelations of the Afghanistan Papers. 

Since joining  The Washington Post in 1994,  she has also reported from Iraq, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Ukraine, Mali, and Nigeria. She previously covered immigration issues and immigrant communities while based in Washington for The Post. Prior to her time at The Washington Post, she was a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe, covering Central and South America and especially focusing on Haiti and Chile.

Ms. Constable is co-author of a non-fiction book on military rule in Chile and the author of two non-fiction books on contemporary South Asia. Her most recent book is Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself (Random House, 2011).  She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and president of the Afghan Stray Animal League.


Speaker: Pamela Constable

11:30 am bar opens
12:15 pm  lunch served
1–2 pm presentation



January 14, 2020
11:30 am - 2:00 pm


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