For the past 35 years Afghanistan has been in a state of war and internal conflict. During the Soviet occupation, approximately 2 million Afghan people were killed. The continued internal conflict and the emergence of the Taliban further damaged self-esteem and human dignity. The American occupation since 9/11 is scheduled to end in 2014.
Global Exchange is pleased to host our speaker, Abdul Nasir Arghandehwal, who will present an overview of the history, traditions and current situation of Afghanistan . He plans to share some of the stories that we do not hear in the media.
Born in Kabul in 1963, Mr. Arghandehwal saw two of his brothers imprisoned and killed by the Communist Government. After immigrating to the United States in 1982, our speaker earned his BS and MS Degrees in Electrical Engineering at California State University , Los Angeles . Afghandehwal sits on the Board of Afghan American Muslim Outreach, where he was President from 2009–2012. He works as a Senior Engineer in Newbury Park and lives in West Hills with his wife and children.
There will be a question and answer period immediately following the talk.
This program is free and open to the public. Contributions will be gratefully accepted.
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