NY Times columnist, author Cohen to speak in Culver

CULVER, Ind. – The New York Times columnist Roger Cohen will speak at Culver Academies at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7. Cohen is the first speaker in the Global Studies Institute’s “Global Ideas” series. His talk will be “Writing about the World.”

Cohen joined The Times in 1990 as a foreign correspondent before becoming acting foreign editor on Sept. 11, 2001. He became foreign editor six months later. Since 2004, Cohen has written a column for the International Herald Tribune, which is owned by The Times. In 2009, he was named a columnist for The New York Times.

Cohen wrote “Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis’ Final Gamble” in 2005 and “Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo,” an account of the wars of Yugoslavia’s destruction, in 1998. He also co-wrote with Claudio Gatti the 1991 biography of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, “In the Eye of the Storm.”

Culver’s Global Studies institute aims to help Culver students become more knowledgeable and conscientious global citizens through open forums, informed discussions, and the international seminar speaker series.

Students, faculty, and visitors are afforded the opportunity to visit distant lands and experience foreign cultures on a “person-to-person” basis, directly and through the use of cutting edge technology and video conferencing.

Cohen’s talk will take place in the Legion Memorial Building and will last approximately one hour.