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Sebastian Junger to Speak at Pace University
November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$30
The event, called “Sebastian Junger: In Conversation with Pace University,” is being held in connection with the University’s Veteran’s Day festivities. Junger, a longtime war reporter, writer for Vanity Fair, and ABC News correspondent, is renowned for his eloquent and thought-provoking documentaries and books that explore the challenges and stresses of combat. He is co-director of the documentary film Restrepo, which was nominated for an Academy Award and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. He is also winner of a Peabody Award and the National Magazine Award for Reporting. His book, The Perfect Storm, was made into a feature-length movie starring George Clooney, Mark Walhberg, and Diane Lane.
“PaceUniversity is pleased to welcome Sebastian Junger to campus and eager to engage in what will be a timely, thought-provoking, and important discussion,” Pace President Marvin Krislov said. “Our community of students, veterans, and staff will no doubt appreciate his insights learned from decades of experience and impressive body of work. We’re grateful to our partner Scattered Books for making this a reality and for their continued support of our OASIS program.”
Tickets are $30 and include a signed copy of either Freedom or Tribe. Students and Veterans are free; they have the option of purchasing a book separately. Registration is required as space is limited.
A portion of proceeds from book sales will go towards Pace’s OASIS program, which provides comprehensive support services for students with high-functioning autism and those with other learning challenges who would like to fulfill their dream of furthering their education.
The discussion and book-signing are brought to the community in partnership with Scattered Books, an independent bookstore in Chappaqua. Jerry McKinstry, a former reporter, and senior director of public affairs at Pace, will moderate the discussion.