WWC Annual Meeting featuring Kim Dozier ('87)
Hear from Kim Dozier ('87), award-winning journalist and author, at the Washington Wellesley Club's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
Please join us this year on Tuesday, June 19, as we welcome Kim Dozier '87 as the 2018 Keynote Speaker. Kim is currently the Executive Editor of the Cipher Brief and a Global Affairs Analyst for CNN (please see her bio below for more about her fascinating career and accomplishments). Kim will be signing copies of her book "Breathing the Fire", which will be available for purchase. We will also hold elections for certain board positions for the 2018-2020 term. Join us for a light supper, drinks, and great conversation!
When: Tuesday, June 19, 6-8pm
Where: Wiley Rein, 1776 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Light dinner & drinks at 6pm followed by the Annual Meeting and Keynote Speaker at 6:45pm.
Copies of Kim Dozier's book, Breathing the Fire, will be available for $25. Proceeds will be donated to the WWC scholarship fund. Please email email@example.com to reserve your copy ahead of time!
Member Price: $20
Young Alum/50th Reunion Class Price: $15
Non-Member/Guest Price: $25
Current Wellesley students qualify for a free ticket. (Space is limited and RSVPs are required - email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15th to reserve a spot.)
More about Kim:
Kim Dozier is the Executive Editor of The Cipher Brief, and a Global Affairs Analyst for CNN. She covered intelligence and national security for The Associated Press and The Daily Beast from 2010 to 2017, after 17 years as an award-winning CBS News foreign and national security correspondent. She also held the 2014-2015 Bradley Chair at the U.S. Army War College, Penn State Law and Dickinson.
Dozier covered the war in Iraq from 2003, until she was wounded in a car bombing in 2006 while she and her team were following an army foot patrol that was hit by a car bomb. She turned the attack, rescue and recovery into “Breathing the Fire: Fighting to survive and get back to the fight.”
The author’s paperback and e-book profits go to charities like Fisher House and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, in memory of those lost that day: U.S. Army Captain James Alex Funkhouser and his Iraqi translator “Sam”, and CBS cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan.
Four years after her injury, Dozier made one of the toughest calls of her career — leaving her CBS News family because her bosses were reluctant to let her go back in harm’s way—partly because they too were dealing with their own survivor’s guilt and grief.
She moved on to news organizations that allowed her to follow the story to war zones or wherever it takes her—and she tries to teach those she meets to treat the combat-injured with respect rather than pity—to let them out of the “broken” box, and get back to doing their part in the fight.