Award-winning journalist and internationally acclaimed author to present on international journalism and its place in war
Sebastian Junger, award-winning journalist and internationally acclaimed author, will present a lecture on international reporting and the impact of war across the globe on Wednesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Pensacola Museum of Commerce, located at 201 East Zaragoza St. in downtown Pensacola.
Junger’s lecture titled, “The Front Lines of History: Twenty Years of Reporting from Around the World,” is part of the Experience UWF Downtown lecture series. The event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited.
Internationally acclaimed, Junger is the best-selling author of “WAR, ”“The Perfect Storm,” “A Death in Belmont” and “Fire.” He is also the acclaimed director of the documentaries “Restrepo” and “Korengal.” As a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a contributor to ABC News, Junger has covered major international news stories and been awarded the National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for Journalism.
At the podium, Junger engages audiences with a powerful, emotionally compelling and vivid portrait of the impact of war. He draws significant parallels between the battlefield and Corporate America, providing important lessons that offer companies a tangible edge over their competition. Junger shares personal anecdotes and direct experiences from the trenches of Afghanistan. A witness to some of the most heroic, disturbing and life-affirming events that represent the conflicted nature of war, Junger explores the emotional experience of combat and the impact of war on our everyday lives.
Junger earned a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Wesleyan University.
A reception will be held prior to the lecture at 5:30 p.m. and a book signing will be held immediately following the lecture at 7 p.m. Books will be available for purchase before and after the lecture.
Experience UWF Downtown is a four-part lecture series that promotes the value of the liberal arts in contemporary life. It showcases outstanding teacher scholars who serve the community as UWF faculty, as well as scholars of national prominence who amply illustrate the essential role of the liberal arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.