A Conversation with The New Yorker's Ben Taub

Apr. 1, 2022
12:15PM - 1:30PM
SLB Room 129
Open to the Yale Community

Please join Ben Taub, staff writer for The New Yorker, for a wide-ranging discussion about war, law, and journalism. Drawing on his extensive reporting from Syria and Iraq, Taub will discuss efforts by human rights activists, lawyers, and journalists to hold war criminals to account, and the effect of impunity on the conduct of war in the Middle East and Europe. He will also answer questions about his experience reporting on an array of subjects everywhere from the arctic to the ocean floor, and will discuss the state of long-form investigative journalism today. Emily Bazelon, staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, will moderate.

At The New Yorker, Taub has written about jihadism, crime, conflict, climate change, exploration, and human rights on four continents and at sea. In 2020, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his account of the decade-long detention of Mohamedou Salahi and the lasting effects of American abuses in Guantánamo Bay. For his reporting from Syria, Iraq, and the Sahel, Taub won the National Magazine Award and two George Polk Awards, among others, and his work has appeared in recent editions of The Best American Magazine Writing and The Best American Travel Writing.

Contact: Sam Ayres '22.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale.