Following his participation in the discussion of Betrayed at the Nasher Museum, Kirk Johnson, founder of The List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies, read from his memoir, To Be a Friend is Fatal, and talked about his work to resettle Iraqi and Afghan civilians who assisted foreign personnel during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The discussion was moderated by Robin Kirk, faculty co-director of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology.
Listen to more about Kirk Johnson’s story and The List Project on This American Life: https://soundcloud.com/this-american-life/499-taking-names.
Reviews of the hardcover edition:
Boston Globe, September 13, 2013, reviewed by Rayyan Al-Shawaf.
Neve Gordon on Baghdad Central and To Be a Friend is Fatal: The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind: Talking about Collaborators. Los Angeles Review of Books, Feb. 25, 2014.
Co-sponsored by The Regulator Bookshop and the Durham County Library.
Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute
Robin Kirk is the Faculty Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and is a founding member of the&...