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2017 Courses


NYC April 5-8Medellín December 5-8

RISC Presents War Correspondents at the Brooklyn Brewery

War reporters and photographers present their work and talk about their craft with Brewery founder and former Middle East correspondent Steve Hindy.

Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (directions below)

8-10pm / Doors at 7:30

Tickets $25, includes 1 beer

Events


TELLING AFGHANISTAN WITH SEBASTIAN JUNGER, ELLIOT ACKERMAN, JEN PERCY AND PETER VAN AGTMAEL

Wed, January 21

Sebastian Junger speaks with authors Jen Percy (Demon Camp) and Elliot Ackerman (Green on Blue) and photographer Peter van Agtmael (Disco Night Sep 11) on telling the story of the Afghan War in non-fiction, fiction, and photography. With the withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan, how will storytellers reckon with this thirteen-year war and its legacy among both Americans and Afghans?

In this special War Correspondents event, ticket proceeds benefit both RISC and Words After War, a nonprofit which organizes high-quality literary programming to provide veterans, their families and civilian supporters with the tools they need to tell their stories.


THE TOLL OF WAR: PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT ON SOLDIERS AND JOURNALISTS

Wed, September 16

Former Middle East correspondent and Brooklyn Brewery founder STEVE HINDY interviews psychiatrist ANTHONY FEINSTEIN, author of "Journalists Under Fire: The Psychological Hazards of Covering War," and reporter PHIL ZABRISKIE, author of "The Kill Switch," on the psychological and emotional toll of war on soldiers and journalists.


WAR IS BEAUTIFUL WITH DAVID SHIELDS AND MILTON GLASER

Thu, November 19

A special evening with author DAVID SHIELDS, whose provocative new book "War is Beautiful" challenges media representation of war imagery. Shields will be joined by graphic designer MILTON GLASER, who designed the cover. Moderated by Brooklyn Brewery founder STEVE HINDY, a former Mideast correspondent.


REPORTING AFRICA, BEYOND CONFLICT WITH LYDIA POLGREEN, KIMBERLY ADAMS, JESSICA HATCHER, MONIQUE JAQUES AND ALEXIS OKEOWO

Tue, January 19

Lydia Polgreen, deputy international editor and former West Africa and Johannesburg Bureau Chief of The New York Times, interviews Marketplace's Kimberly Adams, freelance journalist Jessica Hatcher, freelance photojournalist Monique Jaques and The New Yorker's Alexis Okeowo, four journalists who are reframing the conflict-centered narrative from sub-Saharan Africa.


WAR CORRESPONDENTS IN AMSTERDAM & PHOTO AUCTION FOR RISC

Mon, February 13

On Monday February 13th at 6.30 PM, Café Restaurant Dauphine will host a War Correspondents event. Steve Hindy will moderate a conversation with journalists Sander van der Hoorn (NOS) and Joanie de Rijke. They will be joined by photographer Teun Voeten, cameraman Joris Hentenaar and writer and former NRC correspondent in Afghanistan Bette Dam. The discussion will focus on managing the risks of reporting from conflict zones.

In conjunction with this event, over 30 renowned national and international photographers have donated work to be auctioned.

This can be accessed online and all are encouraged to participate. The auction closes on February 17th.


THE BROOKLYN BREWERY

Click here for directions.

The Brooklyn Brewery is located at 79 North 11th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 11249 between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue. Here's a map.

From Manhattan by Subway: Take any Uptown/Downtown line to 14th Street, change to the L train for Brooklyn, exit first stop in Brooklyn, Bedford Avenue (stay at rear of train), walk from North 7th Street to North 11th Street, turn left (towards the water) and walk a block and a half to the brewery.

From Queens, Long Island, Points North: By car: From RFK Bridge, Grand Central Parkway or Long Island Expressway, take Brooklyn-Queens Expressway toward Verrazano Narrows Bridge, after passing over Kosciusko Bridge (over Newtown Creek) take second exit for Metropolitan Avenue, turn right onto North 8th Street, go seven blocks, turn right onto Kent Avenue, then right onto North 11th, go a block and a half to the brewery. By subway: G train to Nassau Avenue, follow Nassau until it becomes Berry Street, at North 11th Street, turn right, walk a half block to brewery.

From Manhattan by Car: Hard right turn onto Broadway from first exit on Williamsburg Bridge (you must stay in far right lane), follow Broadway past Peter Luger's to Kent Avenue, turn right onto Kent and travel about a mile, turn right onto North 11th Street, go one block, brewery on left.

From Staten Island & Points South: By car: Take Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Metropolitan Avenue/Williamsburg Bridge exit, go to second stoplight, turn left onto Union Avenue (under BQE), after second light turn left onto North 10th Street, go six blocks to Kent Avenue, turn right onto Kent, then turn right onto North 11th, go one block and a half to the brewery. From Downtown Brooklyn by subway: G train to Nassau Avenue, follow Nassau until it becomes Berry Street, at North 11th Street, turn right, walk a half block to brewery.

From Anywhere by the East River Ferry: Take the East River Ferry to North 6th Street/North Williamsburg. Walk up North 6th and turn left on Wythe Avenue until you get to North 11th Street. Turn right and The Brewery will be on your left side.