Matt Farwell ’02 presented a fireside chat on Wednesday evening at President Victoria Mora’s campus home. Fireside chats are opportunities for UWC-USA students to meet alumni or other thought leaders in an informal setting. Matt, who is a veteran of the U.S. War in Afghanistan, shared insights about his recently published book, American Cipher, which is a narrative of the life, captivity, and trial of Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier who was in Taliban captivity for five years after he deserted. Bergdahl’s story, and Matt’s book, provide some surprising insights on the U.S. War in Afghanistan that began in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks and continues today.
Read an excerpt of American Cipher published in Vanity Fair.