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Zoe Wool on the Campbell Conversations

Zoe Wool is a researcher and writer who has been working with war-injured American soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, she discusses how their struggles are both extraordinary and ordinary, and the importance of solitude.  She also describes how the reality of the wounded soldiers' experiences in recuperating run up against the assumptions and psychological needs of others back home, when they encounter them, as well as her concerns about the way the military is trying to address the problem of suicide among returning veterans.

Grant Reeher is Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute and a professor of political science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is also creator, host and program director of “The Campbell Conversations” on WRVO, a weekly regional public affairs program featuring extended in-depth interviews with regional and national writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals.