Iraq, 2003-2004

In the Summer of 2003, a young man fresh out of grad school decided to go to Iraq to make a difference and to find himself. He was quickly thrown into a world completely foreign from anything he previously knew, in an office with 12 local Iraqi translators who welcomed him, but at the same time were suspicious of his intentions. His book, Tales From The Tigris, tells the story of how one American and his team of Iraqi translators learned to put aside their differences to work together and learn from each other amidst a confusing conflict that challenged and threatened their relationship on a daily basis. 

A Fireside Chat with Bill Putnam, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

7-8pm, Monday, May 6

FDR Suite (B-17), Adams House

12 students only. RSVP required: