Friday January 25, 2008

Imperial Life in the Emerald City

A former Washington Post Baghdad bureau chief will give his view from inside Baghdad's Green Zone.

A Washington Post national editor who served as Baghdad, Iraq, bureau chief at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 will speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the University of Dayton's Kennedy Union ballroom.

Rajiv Chandrasekaran is the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone. His talk is "Iraq's Elusive Peace: A Reporter's View from Inside the Green Zone."

Before his Baghdad assignment, Chandrasekaran was The Washington Post's Cairo bureau chief, Southeast Asia correspondent and helped cover the war in Afghanistan.

He now heads The Washington Post's Continuous News department, which provides breaking news stories to the paper's web site, www.washingtonpost.com.

UD's Distinguished Speakers Series is sponsoring his appearance.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.