The Stony Brook University School of Journalism brings Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist David Rohde to campus as part of the ongoing My Life As Speaker Series from the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting.
In 2008 Rohde was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan and held captive in Pakistan for seven months before making a daring escape. Come hear him tell his story on Tuesday, February 20, in the Student Activities Center Gelber Auditorium at 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Rohde, online news director at The New Yorker and former foreign correspondent for The New York Times, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for stories that helped expose the Srebrenica massacre during the war in Bosnia. In 2009 he shared a Pulitzer Prize with a team of New York Times reporters for coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is the author of three books, including “A Rope and a Prayer: The Story of a Kidnapping.” The book, co-written by his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, a Hostage US board member, recounts Rohde’s kidnapping.
For more information, visit stonybrook.edu/journalism.