WEBCAST: New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson on SAJA Lanka Briefing #5: 9-9:45 a.m EST

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 9:00 AM - 9:59 AM
  • http://blogtalkradio.com/saja

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Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
9-9:45 a.m. in NYC / 7:30-8:15 p.m. in Colombo

Join SAJA on BlogTalkRadio.com as we present a conversation with JON LEE ANDERSON of THE NEW YORKER, author of "DEATH OF THE TIGER: Sri Lanka’s brutal victory over its Tamil insurgents," from the January 17, 2011 issue. Call in with questions or listen to the archive later.

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WEBCAST: SRI LANKA BRIEFING #5 – THE NEW YORKER’S JON LEE ANDERSON discusses “DEATH OF THE TIGER: Sri Lanka’s brutal victory over its Tamil insurgents"

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
9-9:45 a.m. in NYC / 7:30-8:15 p.m. in Colombo
see local time around the world here: http://timeanddate.com/s/1z41

You can call in live with questions or e-mail them in advance
to saja[at]columbia.edu (subject line = webcast)

SAJA presents the fifth in a series of webcasts about Sri Lanka (recordings of previous sessions below).

SPEAKER: Jon Lee Anderson is the author of the recent New Yorker article, “Death of the Tiger,” which appeared in the January 17th issue. Read the abstract here: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/01/17/110117fa_fact_andersonThis links to the full article (subscription req’d).

Jon Lee Anderson began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998 and became a staff writer in 1999. He has reported frequently from Iraq and has covered the conflicts in Afghanistan, Angola, and Lebanon.

Anderson is the author of several books, including “The Lion’s Grave: Dispatches From Afghanistan,” “Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life,” “Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World,” and, most recently, “The Fall of Baghdad.” He is the co-author, with Scott Anderson, of “War Zones: Voices from the World’s Killing Grounds,” and “Inside the League.”

Born in California, Anderson was raised and educated in South Korea, Colombia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Liberia, England, and the United States. He currently lives in Dorset, England.
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/bios/jon_lee_anderson/search?contributorName=jon%20lee%20anderson

Moderator: V.V. Ganeshananthan, former SAJA vice president and author of
"Love Marriage," a novel set in Sri Lanka and its diaspora.

Please post your questions in the comments section below or email saja[at]columbia.edu (subject=webcast). You can also call into the show live.

You can listen to previous webcasts here and here:
BRIEFING #1: http://www.sajaforum.org/2008/12/webcast-sri-lanka-the-.html 

BRIEFING #2: http://www.sajaforum.org/2009/01/webcast-sri-lanka-briefing-2.html

BRIEFING #3: http://www.sajaforum.org/2009/05/webcast-lanka-briefing-3.html 

BRIEFING #4: http://www.sajaforum.org/2009/06/webcast-sri-lanka-briefing-4-the-human-rights-situation.html

Another discussion co-sponsored by the Asia Society and SAJA:
http://asiasociety.org/video/policy-politics/sri-lanka-at-a-crossroads-complete

We want your feedback and ideas for future webcasts: saja@saja.org

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