War Writing: A Call to Action


Molly Kovite, Senior Legal Adviser for International Humanitarian Law at the American Red Cross will host a conversation with Marine Corps veteran and author Phil Klay.

Klay is the author of New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Winner Redeployment, a collection of short stories. His award winning nonfiction work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and the Brookings Institution's Brooking Essay series. Missionaries, his debut novel, has been met with wide critical acclaim.

In Missionaries, Phil Klay has written a novel that conveys both the suffering caused by war, and the complexity of the modern geopolitical environment. He draws on six years of research in America and Colombia into how the modern way of war affects regular people. The result is a moving read that is perhaps the most forceful call to action of this generation?s war writing.

Date and Location

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm