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Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University 


Wednesday May 18, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

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Princeton Club of New York 
15 West 43rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

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"Embedded in Afghanistan"

A Conversation With:


Sebastian Junger
Contributing editor, Vanity Fair; author, WAR; The Perfect Storm; Fire; A Death in Belmont; co-director with the late Tim Hetherington, Restrepo
Michael O'Hanlon,

Woodrow Wilson School MA '88, Ph.D. '91
Director of Research, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution; senior author of the Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Index projects, and co-author, with Hassina Sherjan, of Toughing It Out In Afghanistan.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
6:00 p.m.- 7:45 p.m.

Princeton Club of New York
15 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
The discussion between Junger and O'Hanlon will focus on Junger's most recent book, WAR. The book documents Junger's time embedded with a United States Army platoon, from 2007 to 2008, in Afghanistan, and chronicles the psychological and social elements of combat and the unbreakable bonds that are formed between platoon mates. Junger's experience is also the focus of the documentary Restrepo which won the Grand Jury Prize for a domestic documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. The film was also a 2011 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature.
A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.