Pulitzer Center Update

Vanessa Gezari and Ann Peters on Afghanistan at St. John's Episcopal Church, 6/11

Pulitzer Center-sponsored journalist Vanessa Gezari will speak about Afghanistan and her human terrain reporting project and the role of anthropologists at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 11, to a program organized by the Georgetown Senior Center.

Vanessa M. Gezari is a Washington-based writer who covers national and international affairs with a focus on South Asia, West Africa and Afghanistan. Her forthcoming book assesses the US military's Human Terrain program, which embeds social scientists and anthropologists with troops in Afghanistan. Her reporting has been featured on NPR and in The Washington Post Magazine.

The Georgetown Senior Center is a private non-profit organization that provides Northwest DC's elderly residents with home-cooked, hot lunches and interesting programs.

Ann Peters, director of development and outreach, will introduce Vanessa and describe the work of the Pulitzer Center.

The program will occur at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3240 O St., NW, Washington, D.C.