2014, Fri, Feb 21

How to Narrate War? Limits of Understanding or: Chance, Error, Fear 2

Philip Gourevitch, Hans Christoph Buch, Valentin Groebner

The journalist’s and writer’s perspectives on the subjective and objective limits of reporting on war.

Panel discussion with Philip Gourevitch and Hans Christoph Buch, Moderation: Valentin Groebner


Philip Gourevitch is an author, journalist and staff writer for The New Yorker. He served as editor and cultural editor of The Paris Review and The Forward. Gourevitch writes reports and essays on conflicts in Africa, Europe, Asia and the US for numerous international newspapers. He is known for his writings on the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide.


Hans Christoph Buch is author of novels, reportages and essays. For the German weekly DIE ZEIT and other media, he has reported from war and conflict zones in Africa, Latin America and Asia. One of the focal points of his literary work is Haiti.