An Evening with Jeremy Scahill

Wisconsin Union Theater

Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
7:30-9 p.m.
Location
Description
JEREMY SCAHILL  confronts America’s War on Terror—a campaign of assassinations, drone strikes, surveillance, and covert ops—with rare insight. In talks, he draws from his nearly two decades of investigative reporting to illuminate the biased media coverage and hidden agendas of US foreign policy. In so doing, he offers an ethical appeal for greater transparency and accountability in both election coverage and international journalism.  An investigative reporter and war correspondent, Jeremy Scahill is one of the three founding editors of  The Intercept . His latest book, featuring a foreword by Edward Snowden and written with the staff of  The Intercept , is  The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program . He is also the international bestselling author of  Blackwater  and  Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield . The film adaptation of  Dirty Wars , which he wrote, produced, and narrates, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Teju Cole calls the book “[A] courageous and exhaustive examination of the way a number of clandestine campaigns—full of crimes, cover-ups, and assassinations—became the United States’ main strategy for combating terrorism.” Scahill has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, the former Yugoslavia, and elsewhere. He has served as the national security correspondent for  The Nation  and  Democracy Now! . His work has sparked several congressional investigations and has twice won the George Polk Book Award, one of journalism’s highest honors. “[A] fantastic piece of investigative reporting.” — Noam Chomsky on  Dirty Wars Please Join DLS and the Center for the Humanities for an Evening with Jeremy Scahill on Tuesday, March 6th at 7:30pm in Shannon Hall, Memorial Union (doors at 7:00pm). This event is free and unticketed. Sign language interpreting will be provided. If you need another accommodation to attend this event, please contact Megan Spletzer at spletzer@wisc.edu. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met. 
Contact
dls@union.wisc.edu