The Civilian Casualty Files | 2022 | Events

The Civilian Casualty Files
Azmat Khan
Azmat Khan
Columbia University
May 4, 2022
12:05 - 1:30PM
In-person in E40-496 & Virtual


Azmat Khan will be talking about her years of work investigating the human toll of America's air wars, including her recent award-winning reporting published in The New York Times, The Civilian Casualty Files


Azmat Khan is an award-winning investigative journalist with The New York Times Magazine, a Carnegie Fellow, and an assistant professor of journalism Columbia University. Her investigations for The New York Times Magazine, the PBS series FRONTLINE, and BuzzFeed's Investigations team have exposed major myths of war, prompting widespread policy impact from Washington to Kabul, and winning nearly a dozen awards, including: the National Magazine Award for Reporting; the Overseas Press Club Ed Cunningham Award for Magazine Reporting; the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism; the Deadline Club Award for Independent Digital Reporting; the Deadline Club Award for Magazine Investigative Reporting; the SAJA Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting on South Asia; a Livingston Award finalist in International Reporting; and shared the Online News Association award for “General Excellence in Online Journalism” (small); the Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism; and an Emmy nomination in New Approaches to Documentary Film.

She is the Patti Cadby Birch Assistant Professor of Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she is also the inaugural Director of the newly established Simon and June Li Center for Global Journalism. She serves as First Vice-President of the Overseas Press Club’s Board of Governors, co-founder of The Gumshoe Group, and is a Future of War Fellow at New America. She was previously a fellow at the Macdowell Colony, a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good, and a fellow with the International Reporting Project. Khan received an MSt. from Oxford University, which she attended as a Clarendon Scholar, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. She has also studied at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.