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Dexter Filkins

writer, reporter

Dexter Filkins, a foreign correspondent for *The New York Times*, joined the newspaper in 2000. From March 2003 until August 2006, he was a correspondent in the paper's Baghdad bureau. In 2007 and 2008, Filkins was a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, where he was completing a book based on his experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the author of *The Forever War*, published this month by Alfred A. Knopf. In 2001 and 2002, Filkins covered the war in Afghanistan. Filkins work in Iraq and Afghanistan has received a number of awards, including a George Polk award for his coverage of the assault on Falluja in November 2004. During the attack on Falluja, Filkins accompanied a company of Marines, a quarter of whom were killed or wounded in eight days. He has been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize twice, from Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to that, he was the New Delhi bureau chief for *The Los Angeles Times*. During that time, he witnessed the rise of the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Filkins has an M Phil in International Relations from Oxford University.