Ben Taub

Staff Writer, The New Yorker
October 31, 2019 - 4:30pm
The Fate of Syria
Sterling Law Building, Room 129 See map
127 Wall St.

Ben Taub, a staff writer for the New Yorker who has reported extensively from Syria and Iraq, will discuss the ramifications of the United States’s withdrawal from Syria and the tenuous state of post-ISIS Iraq. He’ll also discuss and answer questions about his own experience reporting from the region and writing about war crimes, human rights, and military campaigns.

Co-sponsored by the Schell Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law National Security Group (NSG)

About Ben Taub

At the New Yorker, Taub reports on a range of subjects related to jihadism, crime, conflict, and human rights, mostly in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. He has reported extensively on the war in Syria, including exposés on the Syrian regime’s extensive war crimes, Assad’s targeting of doctors, and the flow of jihadi volunteers from Europe.

In the past three years, his writings on Syria, Iraq, and the Sahel, have won the National Magazine Award, two George Polk Awards, the Livingston Award for International Reporting, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for International Print reporting, the Prince Albert II of Monaco and U.N. Correspondents Association Global Prize, and the Overseas Press Club Award for Investigative Reporting. Taub also received the ASME Next Award for Journalists Under 30, and was named one of Forbes’s 30 Under 30 in Media.