Book Launch on You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War

At a time when women were considered unfit to be foreign correspondents, Kate Webb, Catherine Leroy, and Frances FitzGerald went to Vietnam to cover the most consequential story of the decade. In You Don’t Belong Here, Elizabeth Becker explores these three women’s careers and lives in covering the Vietnam War to illuminate how their experiences and sacrifices changed the craft of war reporting for future generations.

Please join us on March 30 for a discussion with Susan Hammond and Elizabeth Becker about You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War.

Featured Speakers

Elizabeth Becker, Author and Correspondent

Elizabeth Becker began her career as a war correspondent for the Washington Post in Cambodia. She has been the Senior Foreign Editor for National Public Radio and a New York Times correspondent covering national security, economics and foreign policy. She has won accolades from the Overseas Press Club, DuPont Columbia’s Awards and was part the Times team that won the PulitzerPrize for Public Service for coverage of 9/11. She is the author of two previous books When the War was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolutionand Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism. See her full bio here.

Susan Hammond, Founder and Executive Director of the War Legacies Project

Susan Hammond is the daughter of a United States Vietnam Veteran and has experienced firsthand the consequences of one of the most dangerous forms of dioxin, Agent Orange. In 2007 after extensive work in Vietnam, Hammond funded War Legacies Project and is now the Executive Director. Hammond is a leading expert in her field and has made it her life’s work to raise awareness on Agent Orange consequences and provide aid to Vietnamese families. Read her full biography here.

More information on purchasing a copy of the book here.

This event is supported by the War Legacies Working Group.

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