The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan after the Taliban September 11, 2006

Sarah Chayes, author and Field Director of Afghans for Civil Society, a non-governmental aid organization founded by Qayum Karzai, brother of President Hamid Karzai. Ms. Chayes was an overseas correspondent for National Public Radio from 1997 to 2002.

Monday, September 11th
6:30 p.m.
Old South Meeting House
A booksigning will follow the program

The Taliban regime was driven from power in Afghanistan in 2001, but the nation and the international community now face new problems: a devastated economy, the return of millions of refugees, drug trafficking, and a plague of corruption and violence. In addition, the fledgling government is struggling to unify and rebuild their nation and to define its future. Drawing upon her experiences living and working in the war-torn country as well as her unparalleled access to President Karzai‘s family, tribal leaders, and U.S. military officials, Sarah Chayes offers a unique view of Afghanistan’s modern history and the challenges ahead.

This program is co-sponsored by the WAND Education Fund (Women’s Action for New Directions) and presented in collaboration with the Old South Meeting House as part of the Partners in Public Dialogue Series.

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