The Fight Against ISIS: A Conversation with Rukmini Callimachi
Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Transnational Threats Project for a conversation on the war against ISIS with New York Times correspondent Rukmini Callimachi. Seth Jones, Harold Brown Chair and Director of the Transnational Threats Project, will join Rukmini to discuss her experience reporting on the fight against ISIS and her views from on the ground in Syria.
Rukmini Callimachi joined The New York Times in March 2014 as a foreign correspondent, covering Al-Qaeda and ISIS. She is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, including in 2014 for her series of stories based on a cache of internal Al-Qaeda documents she discovered in Mali. She is also the winner of the George Polk Award for International Reporting, multiple Overseas Press Club Awards and the Michael Kelly prize. Before joining The Times, Ms. Callimachi spent seven years covering a 20-country beat in Africa, first as a correspondent and later as West Africa bureau chief for The Associated Press. She began her career as a freelancer in India in 2001, where she was lucky enough to get one of the last seats on a plane to the state of Gujarat on the day of a catastrophic earthquake, filing her first story for Time magazine. She is also an NBC contributor and host of the hit podcast "Caliphate".
This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.