Jade Wu: "Flash Points"

Lessons Learned and Not Learned in Malawi, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan

From the hot savannah of Malawi to the cold, damp gray of Kosovo and into the volatile war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and other donors have invested enormous financial and human resources in major peacekeeping and development efforts.

Why then is the world no closer to being a "better and safer" place? Both a salient critique of US foreign assistance and a thought-provoking memoir, "Flash Points" describes the issues with personnel, language, and gender dynamics, as well as the cross-cultural challenges that often undermine and betray the best of intentions of policy makers comfortably situated in Washington.

Date:
Monday, December 11, 2017
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Auditorium
Location:
Central Library
Categories:
Author Talk Lecture
Calendar:
Central