International reporter Carmen Gentile will be the featured speaker to kick off the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh 2013 International Program Series hosted by the Peters Township Public Library. Gentile will discuss After 2014: A Journalist’s Perspective on the Future of Afghanistan on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the library. Register to attend online or call 724.941.9430.
Carmen Gentile has written for some of the world's leading publications including the New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, USA Today and many others. He has also produced online video reporting for The Times and TIME. He also regularly produces radio reports and has published numerous photos with his work. He has covered both the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, embedding with soldiers on the frontline. His work has also taken him to Nigeria, where he reported on the continuing unrest in the oil-rich Niger Delta. For four years he was based in Brazil, traveling throughout the region and covering bouts of unrest in Venezuela, Bolivia and Haiti. He began his international reporting career in the late 1990s when he was based in Cairo, Egypt. In September 2010, Carmen was shot by a rocket-propelled grenade while reporting on U.S. and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan. Following a lengthy recovery, he returned to Afghanistan and resumed embed reporting for USA Today and others.
McMurray Veterans of Foreign Wars POST 764 generously provides support for the International Program Series hosted by Peters Township Public Library in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.