Friday, October, 08, 2021

In conversation with historian, Professor Sunil Khilnani, Dean, AshokaX.

Beyond The Classroom
Peter Bergen, Bestselling author, journalist, and National Security Analyst, CNN is in conversation with eminent historian and Professor Sunil Khilnani, Dean, AshokaX.
Ashoka University is delighted to invite everyone to another exciting season of Beyond The Classroom. We begin the lecture series with a conversation with the famous journalist and bestselling author Peter Bergen who also serves as CNN’s National Security Analyst and the Vice President for Global Studies & Fellows at New America. The conversation is hosted by eminent historian Sunil Khilnani, Dean of AshokaX and Professor of Politics and History at Ashoka.

In 1997, acclaimed CNN correspondent Peter Bergen conducted the first-ever television interview with Osama bin Laden–a conversation in which, for the first time, bin Laden declared to a Western audience his war against the United States. Since that history-making moment, Bergen has become not just the world’s leading expert on Osama bin Laden, but the author or editor of nine ground-breaking books on Afghanistan, Taliban, Osama bin Laden, foreign policy, and America’s War on Terror, among them two bestsellers: The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda and Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden, from 9/11 to Abbottabad–a 2012 book that became an Emmy-winning HBO film.

Bergen’s latest book, ‘The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden’, on the 20th anniversary of the attacks of Sept.11, 2001, is his deepest-yet exploration of how a family man became a radical jihadist and, in turn, the world’s most wanted terrorist, and how his influence continues to determine US foreign policy.

Join this lively and wide-ranging discussion on October 08, 2021 at 8 pm.