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David Rohde


David Rohde is the online news director for The New Yorker. At the time of filming, he was a columnist for Reuters. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a former reporter for The New York Times. He won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for a series of stories in The Christian Science Monitor that helped uncover the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia and his second in 2009 as part of The New York Times’ team covering Afghanistan and Pakistan. After being kidnapped by the Taliban and held captive for more than seven months in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Rohde and an Afghan colleague escaped in 2009. His books include Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East (Viking Adult, 2013).

Rohde’s videos are used in this Choices Program curriculum unit:
Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy

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