The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies presents:

“Watches without Time: An American Soldier in Afghanistan”

a book talk with author Matt Zeller

moderated by Dipali Mukhopadhyay
Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

Matt Zeller was an embedded combat adviser with the Afghan security forces in 2008. His book, Watches Without Time: An American Soldier in Afghanistan (Just World Books, 2012), is a collection of letters and emails sent to his friends and family, providing a vivid, real-time account of the experiences of a soldier serving his country in war.  He has also been busy making media appearances, appearing recently on Fox News and MSNBC, as well as contributing op-eds to pressing policy discussions in The Huffington Post and The Christian Science Monitor.

Matthew C. Zeller is a United States Army veteran of the Afghan War and the 2010 Democratic nominee for New York’s 29th congressional district.  He deployed to Afghanistan in April, 2008 where he served at the Ghazni Forward Operating Base. He wore many hats, serving as the unit’s Intelligence Officer, Operations Officer, Air Logistics Officer, and head of all human assistance missions. Upon Zeller’s return from Afghanistan, he was a security analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He graduated first in his class from the Army’s Military Intelligence Officer’s basic course in 2005 and holds M.A.’s in Public Administration and International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 2006. He is also a graduate of the Army’s Combat Advisor’s course.