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Matt Zeller '04

Matt Zeller ’04 to Discuss Experience in Afghanistan

Zeller Was Embedded Combat Adviser With Afghan Security Forces

By Holly Foster
Posted February 5, 2013
Tags 2004

Matt Zeller ’04, who served as an embedded combat adviser with the Afghan security forces in Ghazni and then wrote about his experiences, will give a lecture on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The lecture, titled after his book “Watches Without Time: An American Soldier in Afghanistan,” is free and open to the public.


Zeller is the executive director of the Veterans Integration Project, a not-for-profit organization that helps veterans transition to civilian life, gain admission to college and graduate into a job. He is also a fellow at the Truman Project for National Security and an adjunct fellow at the American Security Project. Zeller’s book Watches Without Time (Just World Books, 2012), chronicles his experience as a U.S. Army Captain serving with the Afghan security forces in Ghazni, Afghanistan, in 2008.


His writings have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Politico and Roll Call. Zeller is a regular commentator for the Huffington Post and has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, Huffpost Live, Russia Today, and Al Jazeera. Zeller currently serves in the United States Army Reserve.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Hamilton and a MPA and a MA-IR from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Zeller was the Democratic nominee for Congress in New York’s 29th district in 2010.

 

The lecture is sponsored by the Levitt Center, Dean of Faculty’s office and Government Deaprtment.

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