Afghanistan: A View from the Frontlines

Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Free but register in advance


International Security Studies will host a Virtual Discussion Forum on Afghanistan: A View from the Frontline, featuring Yale alumna Clarissa Ward, CNN’s Chief International Correspondent. Ms. Ward has just returned to London following her riveting, on-the-ground coverage of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan.

For more than 15 years, Ms. Ward has reported from front lines across the world from Syria,

Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Georgia, and Iran. Named 2019 Reporter/Correspondent of the Year by Gracies, she is the author of On all Fronts: The Education of a Journalist, a memoir that details her career as a conflict reporter, documenting violence from close range. You can read a recent profile of Ms. Ward and her reflections on Afghanistan in The New York Times.

The virtual session will be moderated by Jackson Senior Fellow Rory Stewart, former UK secretary of State for International Development. He founded and ran the Turquoise Mountain foundation in Afghanistan.

International Security Studies— dedicated to the study of history, grand strategy, and global security—will become a new research hub of the Jackson Institute on October 1.

The event is open to the public, but pre-registration via Zoom is required.

Open To:

alumni, Cultural and International, faculty, General Public, Graduate and Professional, International Security Studies, Law, Politics and Society, Panel Discussions and Roundtables, Spouses and Partners, Staff, Students, Talks and Lectures, undergraduate, University Events, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


Clarissa Ward


Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
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