Day of Honey: Food, Love, War, and the Middle East—A Dinner with Annia Ciezadlo

Annia Ciezadlo, Author and Journalist

Shadow conflict—it is the slow and relentless destruction of everyday civilian life in areas torn by war and violence. Journalist Annia Ciezadlo has seen this form of conflict firsthand, from revolutions in Lebanon to crackdowns in Syria and repression in Iraqi Kurdistan. For six years, she lived in Baghdad and Beirut, where she dodged bullets during sectarian street battles, chronicled the Arab world’s first peaceful revolution, and watched Hezbollah commandos invade her Beirut neighborhood. Throughout all of it, she broke bread with Sunnis and Shiites, warlords and refugees, matriarchs and mullahs. Join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs for this exclusive Young Professionals event that includes dinner and a dynamic discussion with Annia Ciezadlo on the changes in the Middle East today, her experience reporting from conflict zones, and the role of food in wars and revolutions.

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