Speaking Event: Shedding Light on Afghanistan

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World Affairs Council Auditorium
312 Sutter Street 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
November 14, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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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