On Monday, March 23, 2015 the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies, in cooperation with the Defense and Security Students Organization and the SIPA Veterans Association, hosted Elliot Ackerman for a discussion on his new novel, Green on Blue, and the future of Afghanistan. Dr. Dipali Mukhopadhyay, an Assistant Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs and a member of the Saltzman Institute, moderated the event. Ackerman read select passages from the novel before commenting on his writing process and how his experiences serving multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq influenced the plot and style of Green on Blue. A question and answer session with SIPA students followed on topics ranging from other depictions of recent wars in popular American culture to factors contributing to the seemingly endless cycle of war-profiteering in Afghanistan.