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Club Lunch: Reporting War: The Interplay between Diplomats and Journalists in Times of War

Reporting War: The Interplay between
Diplomats and Journalists in Times of War
Speaker: Dante Paradiso
Author & U.S. Diplomat
12:30PM FOR 12:45PM – LUNCH

Journalists and diplomats both play critical roles in addressing and resolving complex international crises.  In times of war, their objectives in conveying information to the public and to decision-makers are sometimes aligned and sometimes at variance, but their dynamic interactions inevitably shape outcomes.  Drawing on experiences from Liberia, Afghanistan and other conflicts, with particular reference to his new book “The Embassy: A Story of War and Diplomacy,” Mr. Paradiso will discuss the interplay between diplomats and journalists when bullets are flying, and how and why war is reported through different prisms.

Dante Paradiso is a writer, lawyer and career U.S. diplomat who has served extensively in Africa and Asia. He has contributed opinion pieces to the online editions of Foreign Affairs, the Daily Beast, and the Tribune News Service, among others. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Paradiso practiced financial services and bankruptcy law with Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston. Mr. Paradiso received his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles and his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University. He also studied Mandarin at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He is a recipient of the U.S. Navy Distinguished Public Service Award, the U.S. State Department Heroism Award (group) and Superior Honor Award, and the U.S. Army Superior Civilian Service Award.

$180 (MEMBERS)    $280 (GUESTS)
Please reserve with the FCC concierge at (tel) 2521 1511, (fax) 2868 4092
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This event is only for club members, their guests and the media
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  • Guests who arrive after 1:10pm will be served lunch only after the event ends.
  • No cancellations will be accepted after noon on Monday, March 27


Speaker: Dante Paradiso,Author & U.S. Diplomat

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