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Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Brooks in Write About Now on lessons from the pandemic

On April 14, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Max Brooks was featured on the Write About Now podcast on the pandemic and Minecraft.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Education

Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Brooks featured in Moment Magazine for 2020’s most-read stories

On December 31, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Max Brooks was featured in an article by Moment Magazine on “The Top 20 Most-Read Stories of 2020.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Tue, Dec 1, 2020

Brooks in ASIS International on storytelling and war strategy

On December 1, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Max Brooks was featured in an article by ASIS International on storytelling. Brooks explained how trapping people in a story can help them learn.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Crisis Management Defense Policy

Max Brooks is a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Art of the Future project.

Mr. Brooks is a New York Times bestselling author. His fiction, while undeniably entertaining, works to raise awareness on the issues of disaster preparedness, crisis management, and survival for the common reader—all under the thematic guise of a zombie apocalypse. He has devoted much of his life to the study and development of “anti-ghoul” security, culminating in a genuine interest in the fundamentals and logistics that go into keeping our world safe from natural and man-made disaster threats.

Mr. Brooks worked as a writer for Saturday Night Live and after working for the BBC in Great Britain and East Africa, Brooks began writing The Zombie Survival Guide. Brooks’ New York Times best-seller, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, has been made into a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt. The book tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various characters around the world. Publishers Weekly called the novel “surprisingly hard to put down.”