"An Insurgency's Communication Doctrine - The War of Perceptions"


(Open to Current UChicago Students Only)




Monday, November 15



In this seminar, we will review the Taliban's communication strategy over the past twenty years and how they benefitted from Afghanistan's free press.


Special Guest: Sami Mahdi, Afghan journalist and co-founder of Payk Media, Inc.


Pritzker Fellows seminars are off the record and open to current UChicago students only. Seating in the IOP Living Room is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.



This convening is open to all students who are compliant with UChicago vaccination requirements and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.



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