Writing War: A Conversation with Phil Klay

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Horchow Hall

Cost: Free but register in advance
103 (GM Room)
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511


The Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy will host a conversation with writer Phil Klay. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Klay is the author of countless essays and pieces of fiction that explore themes related to modern warfare. The conversation, moderated by Grand Strategy Co-Director Michael Brenes, will discuss the legacy of the forever wars, the future of US foreign policy, and the art of writing.

Klay’s writing has garnered praise from critics and readers alike. He is the recipient of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics’ Circle John Leonard Prize, and the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Journalism, Arts & Letters. His first novel, Missionaries, appeared on the Wall Street Journal’s 10 Best Books of the Year list and former President Barack Obama’s list of best books of the year. Klay’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and the Brookings Institution’s Brookings Essay series. He currently teaches fiction at Fairfield University.

Open To:

Alumni, Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


International Security Studies, Law, Politics and Society, Talks and Lectures


International Security Studies
Phone: 203-432-1912
Email: iss@yale.edu
Link: http://iss.yale.edu