George Packer

George Packer

Staff Writer for the New Yorker

November 15, 2017 — 4:10 PM
Chevron Auditorium, International House — 2299 Piedmont Avenue, UC Berkeley Campus

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About the Lecture The Trump Presidency is a symptom of the fracturing in American society that goes deeper than economics and politics to the meaning of being an American. None of the currently available narratives of national identity point a … Continued

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About the Lecture

The Trump Presidency is a symptom of the fracturing in American society that goes deeper than economics and politics to the meaning of being an American. None of the currently available narratives of national identity point a way out of our failure. Is there another way to think of ourselves as Americans?

About George Packer

A prolific and distinguished writer, George Packer has contributed to numerous journals and magazines, including The New York Times magazine, Dissent, Mother Jones, and Harper’s. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 2003, and has written investigative work covering violence and conflict in Sierra Leone, the Ivory Coast, and Lagos.

Packer is also a nonfiction author whose works include Village of Waiting (1988) and Blood of the Liberals (2000) which won the Robert F. Kennedy Award. His highly-acclaimed book Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq (2005) was awarded an Overseas Press Book Award. His most recent publication, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New American (2013), won the 2015 National Book Award for non-fiction. He is currently working on a book about Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century.