Public Reading by Kael Weston

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Art Access is proud to present a public reading by the acclaimed author, Kael Weston from his 2016 book, The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This event is brought to you in partnership with The King's English Bookshop and Utah Humanities. Copies of The Mirror Test will be available for purchase at the event.

Please contact for accommodations requests. ASL interpretation will be provided.

About the Author:

Kael has written for Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Daily Beast, and has been frequently interviewed on NPR about US foreign policy.

A former US State Department official, Weston served seven consecutive years in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2003 - 2010. He helped lead US efforts in Fallujah and Anbar province between 2004-2007, where he was responsible for Sunni political engagement and rebuilding efforts after the biggest battle of the Iraq War (Operation Al Fajr, in late 2004 in Fallujah). Weston later served in Khost province (2007-2008) and Helmand province (2009-2010) in Afghanistan where he worked closely with the US military and Afghan leaders to gain local support for US and NATO policies. Before the wars, he represented the US on the UN Security Council’s Al Qaeda / Taliban Sanctions Committee while based at the US Mission to the UN. For his multiyear work with US Marines in Fallujah, the State Department awarded him the Secretary of State’s Medal for Heroism.Weston is currently a Writer-in-Residence in Westminster College’s Honors College, where he will be teaching classes in 2018. He is a graduate of the University of Utah and Cambridge University and did additional graduate work at the London School of Economics and University of Amsterdam, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

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Event Properties

Event Date 11-08-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date 11-08-2017 8:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

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