You are here

None of Us Were Like This Before

Joshua E.S. Phillips

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Thomson 317

Joshua E.S. Phillips: None of Us Were Like This Before
Monday May 6, 2013 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Thomson 317. University of Washington, Seattle Campus.
This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.
Please arrive early. 

During the "War on Terror," U.S. forces turned to torture, with many soldiers, senior officials, and even U.S. citizens believing it was effective and necessary. But how did this happen, and at what cost? Joshua E.S. Phillips, author of None of Us Were Like This Before, discuss the reasons that states and soldiers resort to torture during counterinsurgency warfare, as well as the hidden costs of torture on military operations, on detainees, and even on soldiers themselves.

JOSHUA E. S. PHILLIPS, investigative journalist, has reported from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and South Asia. Phillips has interviewed soldiers, their families and friends, military officials, and victims of torture. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Newsweek, The Atlantic, The Nation, Salon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among other publications. His radio features have been broadcast on NPR and the BBC. Phillips won a Heywood Broun Award and Alfred I. DuPont Award for excellence in broadcast journalism for his American Radio Works documen-tary What Killed Sergeant Gray.

Sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Comparative History of Ideas Program , and the University of Washington Center for Human Rights