Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times South Asia Bureau Chief

Please join us for the first live-streamed event in the 136-year history of the Lawyers Club of Chicago when Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jeffrey Gettleman speaks to us from New Delhi on June 18, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. This morning event is complimentary to Club members and their guests.

In an article published on May 1, 2020 in the New York Times, Jeffrey Gettleman wrote, “Day by day, life under corona virus lock down in India took away something else, usually something good.” Jeffrey observed that unlike some people in the United States that visited parks and beaches when the weather turned warmer, people in India didn’t venture out because if they got sick, they would have no place to go. During his presentation, Jeffrey will describe what it is like living, working, and traveling in the world’s second most populous country, completely locked down in the midst of a global pandemic. In addition, he will discuss the brand of political and religious nationalism currently in favor in India, and compare and contrast it with the forms of nationalism trending in other countries.

A graduate of Evanston Township High School, Cornell University, and University of Oxford, Jeffrey joined the New York Times in 2002 and reported from Iraq beginning in 2003 in the wake of Operation Desert Shield. He was the East Africa Bureau Chief from 2006 to 2017 before becoming the South Asia Bureau Chief. Jeffrey won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for International Reporting.

He is the author of Love, Africa, a memoir about his adventures and misadventures around the world.

Jeffrey will be introduced by the Honorable Robert Gettleman, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

The Club will hold its annual meeting to elect officers and directors immediately prior to Jeffrey’s presentation.

June 18, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. CST

Live via Zoom.  Please register for this event prior to 12:00 pm on June 17, 2020  here –

After you register, the Club will email you a Zoom link for the event.

There is no charge for this event for members, student members, and guests. 


Hourly Schedule

8:30 am -
Speaker Begins
9:30 am -


Jun 18 2020


8:30 am - 9:30 am




Live via Zoom


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