Kimberly Dozier, the General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership, presents the annual Bradley Chair Address, "How to Survive a Car Bomb and Anything Else"
Kimberly Dozier, CNN and Daily Beast contributor and former correspondent for The Associated Press and CBS News, spoke at The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University on turning recovery from a war-time injury into a lifelong lesson in leadership.
Her address, “How to Survive a Car Bomb and Anything Else | aka Turning Healing Anger into Portable Wisdom,” was held on October 6 in the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium in Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, Pa.
Dozier’s talk drew on her experience covering the war in Iraq for CBS News from 2003 until May 29, 2006, when she was critically wounded in a car bombing that killed the U.S. Army officer that her team was filming, Capt. James Alex Funkhouser, his Iraqi translator "Sam," and her CBS colleagues, cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan. She recounted the attack in Iraq, her injuries and the long road to recovery, in her memoir, Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Survive and Get Back to the Fight.
Dozier is the 2014-2015 Gen. Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership, a faculty appointment shared among Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law, the Penn State School of International Affairs, Dickinson College, and the U.S. Army War College, all sponsors of this event. The chair is designed to advance the study of strategic leadership and enhance civilian-military dialogue by offering distinguished individuals the opportunity to contribute to the educational and research activities of the partner institutions.
Prior to taking the Bradley Chair, Dozier covered intelligence and special operations for The Associated Press out of Washington. She has received a Peabody award, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, a Sigma Delta Chi award and four American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) Gracie Awards. She is the first woman journalist to receive the National Medal of Honor Society's Tex McCrary Award for her coverage of Iraq.