Past Event

Basim Razzo: On Surviving Trauma & Working With Journalists

April 2, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 World Room

Basim Razzo: On Surviving Trauma & Working With Journalists

4/2/24 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | In-Person | Pulitzer Hall, World Room

CJS students are invited to a Conflict & OSINT session this Tuesday from 7:30 - 9pm EST in the World Room of Pulitzer Hall featuring airstrike survivor Basim Razzo 

Basim Razzo was a resident of Mosul, Iraq, where he owned a pharmacy and was an account manager for the Chinese multinational telecom company Huawei. In September 2015, a U.S. airstrike targeted his home, killing his wife, daughter, brother, and nephew. Gravely injured in the strike, Basim snuck out of ISIS territory to get medical care in Turkey. He returned to Iraq in 2016 and set out on a quest to understand why his family's homes were targeted in the anti-ISIS air war. He was the subject of the New York Times Magazine investigation, “The Uncounted,” and in subsequent years has sought to fight for other airstrike survivors and victims who are asking for payments and answers from the U.S.-led coalition.  Today, Basim is the Iraq Program Manager for Penn State University’s “World In Conversation Program.

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Mindy Myers