The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum Presents Amaryllis Fox

Amaryllis Fox, author of "Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA" will be interviewed by Nic Robertson, CNN International Diplomatic Editor. Student, staff and faculty tickets to this UofL sponsored event are $5 and include the Brown-Forman Wine and Cheese Reception and Carmichael’s book sale in the lobby at 5 p.m., interview with Amaryllis Fox in the Bomhard Theater at 6 p.m. and Q&A with the audience at 7 p.m.

In order to get obtain $5 tickets - a discount of $20 - faculty, staff and students must show their UL ID. Therefore, tickets must be purchased at the Box Office at the Kentucky Center. The Box Office is open 10am-6pm – seven days a week. There is also a drive thru at street level which is open 11am-5pm Monday thru Friday.

While she was studying at Oxford, Fox’s mentor Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded in Pakistan. Galvanized by this brutality, Fox continued her studies at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, where she created an algorithm predicting the likelihood of a terrorist cell arising in any village around the world. At twenty-one, she was recruited by the CIA. Fox’s riveting memoir, "Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA," tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine operations unit of the CIA, hunting the world’s terrorists in sixteen countries while marrying and giving birth to a daughter. The "Washington Post"  described the book as  a look inside what "the CIA was not ready for you to see."

Following her CIA career in the field, Fox has covered current events and offered analysis for CNN, National Geographic, Al Jazeera and the BBC. She is the co-host of History Channel’s series "American Ripper."

Nic Robertson is an award-winning CNN International Diplomatic Editor whose experience, knowledge and expertise have established his reputation as one of the finest international correspondents in the industry. Based in the London bureau, he travels extensively, covering global terrorism, wars, armed conflicts and a range of other major news events. Since joining CNN in 1990, he has covered news stories around the world, working in conflict zones in Afghanistan, the former Yugoslavia, Pakistan, and all over the Middle East. Robertson was also recognized, alongside CNN colleagues, with an Emmy and a Peabody Award in 2012, for his extensive reportage on the Arab Spring and its repercussions.

Monday, March 9, 2020 at 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Kentucky Center for Performing Arts 501 West Main St Louisville KY 40202

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