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CIC Montreal: Covering Conflict: A Conversation with The New York Times war correspondent C.J. Chivers

January 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST


Covering Conflict: A Conversation with The New York Times war correspondent C.J. Chivers

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (Concordia University), in collaboration with the Canadian International Council, will host The New York Times journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning author C.J. Chivers.

Chivers will speak about his recent assignments to conflict zones and will answer questions about Syria, Libya, Ukraine, and human rights.

Speaker’s Biography
C. J. Chivers contributes to the Foreign and Investigative desks of The New York Times on conflict, politics, crime and human rights from Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Russia, Georgia, Chechnya and elsewhere on a wide range of assignments. In addition to writing, he shoots video and, occasionally, photographs. He served as Moscow correspondent from June 2004 through mid-2008. He has also covered war zones or conflict in the Palestinian territories, Israel and Central Asia. From 1999 until 2001 he was a Metro reporter covering crime and law enforcement in New York City, working in a three-reporter bureau inside the police headquarters in Lower Manhattan. While in this bureau, he covered the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

In 1996, Mr. Chivers received the Livingston Award for International Journalism for a series on the collapse of commercial fishing in the North Atlantic. Two of his stories in The Times from Afghanistan were cited in the award of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2002. In 2007, his reconstruction for Esquire of the terrorist siege of a public school in Beslan, Russia, won the Michael Kelly Award and National Magazine Award for Reporting. He was also part of The Times’s team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2009, for coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

He won the Pulitzer Prize for his book of history and conflict, “The Gun: The AK-47 and the Evolution of War”.

Event Partners
Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (Concordia University)

Date and Time
Wednesday January 20, 2016
5:30pm to 7:30pm

1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd West
Hall Building, Room H 1220 (12th floor)
Montreal, QC  H3G 1M8

General Admission………………..$11.20

Please register online by clicking on the button below.

Event Contact
Arnav Manchanda | montreal@thecic.org


January 20, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST