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Spring Speaker Series

Suki Kim “Undercover in North Korea”

Gold Room (Rm 207) Memorial Union, Tempe Campus

Kim is an ASU Future of War Fellow at New America, author of New York Times best-seller Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korean Elite. She is the only writer ever to have lived undercover in North Korea for immersive journalism and has been awarded Guggenheim, Fulbright, and Open Society fellowships. Her TED Talk has drawn millions of viewers and her essay on fear appears in The Best American Essays 2018.

Iona Craig “Reporting from Yemen, the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis”

Pima Room (Rm 230) Memorial Union, Tempe Campus

Craig is a journalist based in Yemen from 2010 to 2015 and an ASU Future of War Fellow at New America. For her work as a correspondent for The Times (of London) based in Saan’a, she received the 2016 Orwell Prize for journalism, the United Kingdom’s most prestigious honor for political writing as well as the 2014 Martha Gellhorn Prize, Britain’s most significant honor for investigative journalism for her reporting on America’s covert war in Yemen.

Jonathan M. Katz “Who was Smedley Butler? Understanding the Rise (and Fall?) of American Empire”

Pima Room (Rm 230) Memorial Union, Tempe Campus

Katz is an ASU Future of War Fellow at New America, a journalist and author of The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster. He is a former Associated Press correspondent who has reported from more than a dozen countries and was awarded the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism (since renamed for James Foley) for his coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic.

Jill Filipovic “Abortion Wars: Sexual Violence, Reproductive Rights, and U.S. Foreign Policy in Conflict and Crisis Zones”

Pima Room (Rm 230) Memorial Union, Tempe Campus

Filipovic is an ASU Future of War Fellow at New America, a weekly columnist for CNN and a contributing opinion writer to the New York Times. She writes about abortion access for rape survivors in conflict zones, examining the impacts of local law, abortion stigma, and U.S. foreign policy on reproductive rights. Her work has appeared in the Washington PostForeign PolicyTIME, and others. She is the author of The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness.

Col. Dennis Wille “Operational Art – Bringing National Strategy to Life”

Pima Room (Rm 230) Memorial Union, Tempe Campus

Col. Wille is an U.S. Army Fellow at New America and has been an active duty member of the military for more than 23 years with multiple deployments to Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In his year-long tour in Afghanistan, he worked at ISAF Joint Command as a military planner where he focused on integrating non-military applications into NATO’s overall plan. He writes on foreign affairs and military strategy.

Sarah Holewinski “Protecting Civilians in Warfare: Personal Reflections from a Decade of Post-9/11 Policy Efforts”

Pima Room (Rm 230) Memorial Union, Tempe Campus

Holewinski is a professor of practice in the Center on the Future of War, School of Politics and Global Studies. She served as deputy chief of staff for policy at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. For nearly a decade prior, she was executive director of Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), leading efforts to advise warring parties on civilian protection and responsible use of force.