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Title: Shedding Light on Afghanistan
START DATE: Wednesday November 14
TIME: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details:
World Affairs Council Auditorium
312 Sutter Street, Second Floor
San Francicsco, CA 94108
Event Type: Conference
Shedding Light on Afghanistan

Speaker: Tamim Ansary, Author, Games Without Rules

From the outside the conflict in Afghanistan has been painted as a war between pro-democracy forces and Islamist fanaticism. It is, however only one small part of the larger and much older conflict—between Kabul and rural Afghanistan, between the attraction of the modern world on the one hand and traditional Afghanistan on the other.

Drawing on his Afghan and Muslim roots, Tamim Ansary reveals a centuries-old internal Afghan struggle the world has never fully understood. Ansary sheds light on a country desperately trying to find its identity, while undermined by its own demons, plagued by a 40-60 year cycle of invasion by outside forces and constantly at the center of an ill-informed international political debate.

Fee: Students: $5; Non-members: $15



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