New America DC with Peter Bergen
Jun
22
10:30 AM10:30

New America DC with Peter Bergen

This event will be live streamed, click the image to visit the New America page to watch. Follow the conversation online using #Iwastoldtocomealone and @NewAmerica.

Presenter:

Souad Mekhennet
National Security Correspondant, The Washington Post
Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow, New America
@smekhennet

Moderator:

Peter Bergen
Vice President, New America
@peterbergencnn

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Politics and Prose, Washington D.C.
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Politics and Prose, Washington D.C.

The daughter of Turkish and Moroccan parents, Mekhennet grew up in Germany and now covers radical Islamic sects for The Washington Post. Her memoir interweaves her experience on the edge of two cultures, a position which has both compelled her to discover “what is in the minds of these young jihadists, and how can we understand and defuse it?” and given her unparalleled access to terrorist operatives. Mekhennet, named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, broke the story of the ISIS executioner, Jihadi John. Her account crackles with tense border crossings, encounters with intelligence agents, and secretive meetings with members of the inner circles of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS.

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

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Museum of Tolerance
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Museum of Tolerance

The Museum of Tolerance and publisher Henry Holt and Company are pleased to invite you to an extraordinary evening with Washington Post correspondent Souad Mekhennet, author of: I WAS TOLD TO COME ALONE: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

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New America NYC Book Launch
Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

New America NYC Book Launch

Join New America NYC for the release of New America fellow Souad Mekhennet's I Was Told To Come Alone and for a conversation on her journey coming face to face with the figures most of us confront only in news headlines.

PARTICIPANTS

Souad Mekhennet @smekhennet
Correspondent, The Washington Post
Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow, New America
Author, I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

 

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin @ASE
Special Correspondent, Al Jazeera's AJ+

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