State of War: El Salvador, MS13, and the Tragedy of Flawed Foreign Policy
Reception and Talk with William Wheeler

William Wheeler

Author, State of War

February 4, 2020 7:00 PM    Reception

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Come join the LAWACTH YPs as we host journalist William Wheeler for a deep dive into the tragedy of El Salvador. While it is the smallest nation in Central America, El Salvador has become one of the most violent places on the planet after decades of civil war, homegrown corruption, and American intervention.

Wheeler traveled to and lived in El Salvador to interview former gang members, police, and others who give chilling, unforgettable insider reports of how the gangs are more powerful than ever while the political power of the state has fragmented and has little authority. He will discuss why Salvadorans are fleeing their country and provide much-needed historical context on the migration crisis at the U.S. border.

The conversation with Wheeler will be moderated by YP Board Chair, Jerome Hsiang.

William Wheeler is a writer and producer who has reported on political affairs across much of the developing world. His work has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, McSweeney‘s Quarterly, Playboy, and elsewhere. He holds graduate degrees in international affairs and journalism from Columbia University. He is also the host of the podcast, “Detours: Conversations with Global Storytellers.” State of War is his first book. 

Networking Reception: 7:00pm
Discussion and Q&A: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Refreshments will be served. Business casual attire encouraged.

Parking: Parking is available in the lot directly outside of 3535 Hayden after 6pm. Street parking is also available on Hayden Ave.

Online reservations remain open until 12:00pm on Feb. 3rd. Cancel by 12:00pmFebruary 3rd to receive a full refund.