Near East and the World Seminar
C.J. Chivers is a correspondent for The New York Times and writer-at-large for the New York Times Magazine.
His magazine story “The Fighter” won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing. In 2009 he was part of a team
that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for coverage from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Chivers served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps in the Persian Gulf War and on peacekeeping duty during the Los Angeles riots. He is the author of The Gun, an examination of the origins and the consequences of the global proliferation of assault rifles,and The Fighters, a detailed account of modern combat told through the eyes of the fighters who have waged America’s longest wars.
Series Organizer: Professor Michael Reynolds