Sebastian Unger At Brown

(11.28) Sebastian Unger, author of The Perfect Storm and War, will host a screening and discussion of the National Geographic documentary “Hell on Earth.”

In the new documentary Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS from National Geographic Documentary Films, filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested meticulously identify the forces that led to the deadly conflict in Syria and facilitated the rise of the radical Islamists who are now organizing and inspiring terrorist operations around the world.

From the New York Times review.

Flawed United States policies get a thorough airing; by the same token, you are left to wonder what could possibly represent a “winning” policy here. In his narration, Mr. Junger compares the situation to a bar fight, “where everyone jumps in and is throwing chairs at each other.” He adds that in a proxy war, no one gets out clean.

Rose McDermott will lead a discussion with Sebastian Junger following the screening.

Free and open to the public, 4pm to 7pm, Tuesday, November 28, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street, (directions)

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