James Verini
Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate

James Verini

October 3, 2019 8:00 AM    Breakfast

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James Verini spent nearly a year on the ground in Iraq reporting in and around Mosul, the crown jewel of the Islamic State. He arrived in the summer of 2016 to write about life in the jihadi regime as the battle of Mosul approached and stayed to cover the fighting. He will discuss covering what became, in the words of the Pentagon, “the most significant urban combat since WWII,” and provide glimpses into the lives of the Iraqis who fought to reclaim the city from the Caliphate. He will also discuss the politics, history, and religious traditions of Iraq, and how the wars waged in that country over the centuries by those in the east and the west have changed it forever.

James Verini is a Contributing Writer at the New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. He has also written for The New Yorker, The Atavist, and other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award and a George Polk Award. Verini's new book They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate will be available for purchase at this event.

This breakfast is buffet style and serve yourself. Seating is not assigned.

Please reserve no later than 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 1. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 1 in order to receive a refund.