Rajiv Chandrasekaran, the former Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post, is the author of "Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone." The book, which recently won Britain's Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, describes the incompetence within the Coalition Provisional Authority appointed to run U.S.-occupied Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and contrasts life in the heavily fortified Green Zone with the chaos unfolding outside. Chandrasekaran currently serves as associate editor of the Washington Post, where he is on a special assignment focused on chronicling U.S. government efforts to stabilize Iraq. A Bay Area native, Chandrasekaran graduated from Campolindo High School in Moraga.
Sponsored by: Committee for Lectures, Arts and Music and the Disney Forum
When: Oct. 22, 2007, 8 p.m.
Where: Soda Center
Tickets cost $25 general, $20 seniors, $12 for Saint Mary's College faculty, staff and non-SMC students, and free to SMC students. For more information, call CLAM at (925) 631-4381.