Immediately following Jeremi Suri’s presentation is this by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, New Yorker staff writer, and dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University Steve Coll, here with his enthralling new book, Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Penguin Press).
“The most comprehensive work to date on the U.S. war in Afghanistan…Coll’s vital work provides a factual and analytical foundation for all future work on the Afghan War and U.S. policy in Central Asia.” –Publisher’s Weekly.
“[A]journalistic masterpiece…Coll succeeds on all levels…Coll is masterful at plumbing the depths of agencies and sects within both Afghanistan and Pakistan…In this era of fake news, Coll remains above it all, this time delivering an impeccably researched history of “diplomacy at the highest levels of government in Washington, Islamabad, and Kabul.” –Kirkus Reviews.
Co-presented with TOWN HALL INSIDE/OUT CIVICS Series.