Former Taliban captive to teach at Brown
David Rohde, the New York Times reporter who escaped from Taliban captivity in 2009, is now heading to Brown University. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Rohde, who graduated from Brown in 1990.
A current columnist for Reuters, Rhode has won two Pulitzers: the first in 1996 for his coverage of the Srebrenica massacre, and the second in 2009 as part of the Times team covering Afghanistan and Pakistan. He will teach a class on nonfiction writing in the spring of 2012.
Rohde and two Afghan colleagues spent seven months as Taliban captives after they were abducted by a Taliban commander who invited them to an interview. Rohde and his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, a 1991 Brown graduate, recently published a book about his kidnapping titled A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping From Two Sides.