New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi and Lorenzo Vidino, director of the George Washington University Program on Extremism, are onstage at the Museum Auditorium, along with Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs. Callimachi is speaking as the two men look on. She is holding a microphone in her right hand as she gestures with her left hand. Vidino and Chanin listen on with their legs crossed.
Photo by Monika Graff

The ISIS Files

  • Monday, April 22, 2019
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Auditorium

Over the last few years, New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi led an effort that gathered over 15,000 pages of documents left behind by ISIS in Iraq. These documents, which became known as the “The ISIS Files,” reveal the group’s sophisticated and organized governance structure and provide detailed evidence of their activities and atrocities. Joined by Lorenzo Vidino, director of the George Washington University Program on Extremism, Callimachi discusses how these documents have shaped our understanding of ISIS.

 

This program was presented in partnership with the George Washington University Program on Extremism.

Photos

  • Lorenzo Vidino, director of the George Washington University Program on Extremism, speaks onstage at the Museum Auditorium while seated next to New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi and Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs. Vidino faces Chanin as he speaks and gestures with his left hand. The wide-angle photo includes the audience, who are silhouetted by bright white and blue lights from the stage.
  • New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi speaks while seated onstage at the Museum Auditorium. She is holding a microphone with her right hand and gesturing with her left hand. She is looking towards Lorenzo Vidino, director of the George Washington University Program on Extremism, and Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs. The two men are seated next to her with their legs crossed.
  • Lorenzo Vidino, director of the George Washington University Program on Extremism, speaks onstage at the Museum Auditorium while seated next to New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi and Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs. Vidino faces Chanin as he speaks and gestures with his left hand. Callimachi listens on to his right while holding her microphone in her lap. The wide-angle photo includes the audience, who are silhouetted by bright white
Photos by Monika Graff

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Full video recording of "The ISIS Files"

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Through the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by First Data, public programs in 2019 were made possible by Accenture, ADP, AT&T, BlackRock, Deloitte, GNYHA Ventures, Inc., Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo Foundation, and UL LLC.

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