Talks@Pulitzer: "Pipe Dreams" with Erin Banco

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
5:30pm — 7:00pm
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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When the Bush Administration invaded Iraq in 2003, it was promised that Iraqi Kurdistan would be developed into one of the most productive oil and natural gas regions in the world, and the profits would be used to win the war and rebuild the country. Fourteen years later, those dreams lie in tatters. What happened to the oil wealth?

In the book Pipe Dreams: The Plundering of Iraq’s Oil Wealth, investigative reporter Erin Banco tells the story of how rampant corruption and gross mismanagement have sucked billions upon billions of dollars from Kurdistan’s and Iraq’s oil coffers—and how local people are suffering as a result.

Join us for a discussion with the author as part of The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting's Talks@Pulitzer event series.

5:30pm-6:00pm: Reception

6:00pm-7:00pm: Talk by Erin Banco, Q&A

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When the Bush Administration invaded Iraq in 2003, it was promised that Iraqi Kurdistan would be developed into one of the most productive oil and natural gas regions in the world, and the profits would be used to win the war and rebuild the country. Fourteen years later, those dreams lie in tatters. What happened to… more

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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