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Distinguished Voices Lecture Series

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2022-2023 Schedule


Graeme Wood

"The Complicated US-Saudi Relationship" 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
7:00 pm EST at the Herbert University Center

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Graeme Wood is a staff writer at The Atlantic and a journalist in residence at Yale University. He began his career reporting in Cambodia in 1998, then lived and reported in the Middle East, including long stints in Iran, Egypt, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He joined The Atlantic in 2006 and has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Jane's Defence Weekly, and The New Yorker. His 2015 Atlantic cover story on the Islamic State, "What ISIS Really Wants," is the most-read story in the history of the magazine. His book The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State (Random House) was one of Foreign Affairs "Best Books of the Year" and won the Canadian Governor General's Award for Nonfiction.

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