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Journalist George Packer On America' s Continuing Involvement In Iraq

From the killing of a Jordanian pilot to the death of an American aid worker, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to dominate world headlines. On this edition of Up to Date, we talk with journalist George Packer about ISIS, America’s continuing involvement in Iraq, and his work covering regions of conflict. 


  • George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and is the author of Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq. 

Hear More: George Packer will be speaking on February 26th at 6:30pm in Pierson Auditorium on the campus of UMKC. Tickets are free, but a reservation is requested. For more information or to reserve a seat, click here

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