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Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor of The Washington Post, gave a talk entitled The Surge to Uncertainty: An Examination of America's Strategy in Afghanistan on April 2 in the Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, as part of the Einaudi Center's Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series.

Rajiv Chandrasekaran is the author of Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan (June 2012, Knopf). From 2009 to 2011, he reported on the war in Afghanistan for The Post, traveling extensively through the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar to reveal the impact of President Obama's decision to double U.S. force levels. He joined The Post in 1994 as a reporter on the Metropolitan staff. He subsequently served as the paper's Washington-based national technology correspondent.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he holds a degree in political science from Stanford University, where he was editor in chief of The Stanford Daily. He lives in Washington, D.C.

The Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series features prominent leaders in international affairs who can address topical issues from a variety of perspectives. The Speaker Series is part of the Foreign Policy Initiative at Cornell University led by the Einaudi Center to maximize the intellectual impact of Cornell's outstanding resources in this area.