Authors Amplified | Jonathan Addleton, former U.S. ambassador to Mongolia; author of "The Dust of Kandahar
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Authors Amplified: JONATHAN ADDLETON
March 24, 11 A.M EST
The Dust of Kandahar
Some Far and Distant Place
Jonathan Addleton, former U.S. ambassador to Mongolia and five-time USAID mission director, was born in Pakistan to a family of missionaries rooted in Macon, Ga., a history recorded in his memoir, Some Far and Distant Place. He recently left Macon to return to Pakistan as rector and president of Lahore’s prestigious Forman Christian College. The Dust of Kandahar recounts in diary form Dr. Addleton’s year among warriors as senior U.S. civilian representative in Afghanistan from 2012-13 as America began to wind down its “forever war.” With great empathy and detail, it describes events as prosaic as bureaucratic emails, as poignant as the “ramp ceremonies” held for fallen troops, and as harrowing as the April 2013 suicide bombing that killed Dr. Addleton’s translator, a fellow foreign service officer and three American soldiers, and nearly took his life.
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Georgia’s deep pool of international experts can be hidden in the ivory towers of academia or overshadowed by national figures. Sought-after thought leaders sometimes shine globally while being less-known in their own backyard. With Authors Amplified, a monthly series of public book talks, Global Atlanta will interview authoritative local voices in foreign affairs and global business while highlighting the state’s intellectual contributions to important global conversations.
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