How to Survive a Car Bomb and Anything Else: Turning Healing Anger into Portable Wisdom
Monday, October 6, 2014
Penn State Dickinson School of Law
Apfelbaum Family Courtroom
Lewis Katz Hall Auditorium, 6 p.m.
Dozier’s presentation will draw on her experience covering the war in Iraq for CBS News from 2003 until May 29, 2006, when she was critically wounded in a car bombing that killed the U.S. Army officer that her team was filming, Capt. James Alex Funkhouser, his Iraqi translator “Sam,” and her CBS colleagues, cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan. Dozier recounted the attack in Iraq, her injuries, and the long road to recovery, in her memoir, Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report and Get Back to the Fight.
Kimberly Dozier is a CNN and Daily Beast contributor and former correspondent for The Associated Press and CBS News. She has received many Edward R. Murrow Awards; a Peabody Award; and three American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) Gracie Awards. She is the first woman journalist to receive the National Medal of Honor Society’s Tex McCrary Award for her coverage of Iraq. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.
General Omar Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership
The Omar Bradley Chair is a joint initiative among the United States Army War College, Dickinson College and Penn State University Dickinson School of Law and School of International Affairs. Its objective is to advance the study of strategic leadership and enhance civilian-military dialogue by offering distinguished individuals the opportunity to contribute to the educational and research activities of the partner institutions. Previous chair-holders include former director of national intelligence and retired United States Navy four-star Admiral Dennis Blair, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist Rick Atkinson, and former congressman and U.S. Navy three-star Admiral Joseph Sestak.