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Afghanistan: In the Shadow of War


In February of this year Kalpana Biswas spoke at an AFSC event on her experiences in Pakistan. We asked her to write an article for our local peace newspaper The New People and this is her article:

Drones in Pakistan - talk by Talha Rehmani

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Talha Rehmani, is a Pakistani Fulbright Scholar at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. He will be speaking not only on the impact of drone strikes in his country but also on the ethics of drones use. 

Sponsored by: the American Friends Service Committee, PA ;  Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Thomas Merton Center, Code Pink, Anti-Drone-Warfare Coalition

Report Back From Pakistan with Leah Bolger

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 6:30pm

Sponsored by Catholic Peace Ministry, Des Moines Veterans for Peace 163 and AFSC Iowa.

Women's Rights: Organizing From the Ground Up in Pakistan Today

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 12:00pm

Presented by Sameena Nazir
Recipient, 2010 Benazir Bhutto Humanitarian Award

Sameena Nazir is the Executive Director of Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) and President, Pakistan-Section of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). She is a human rights educator living and working in Pakistan.

Caroline Wadhams to speak on the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 7:30pm

Wadhams is a Senior Fellow at American Progress where she focuses on Afghanistan, Pakistan, terrorism issues, and U.S. national security.  Among her other responsibilities, she served as a U.S. election observer in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections in September 2010.  Wadhams previously served as a legislative assistant on foreign policy issues for Sen. Russ Feingold (D.

Chomsky and Sarwar - Days of Hope and Challenge: Understanding the Middle East and South/Central Asia

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

An evening with renowned social analyst Noam Chomsky and Pakistani journalist
and human rights leader Beena Sarwar.

A Benefit Program for AFSC’s Peace & Economic Security Program.

Talk: 7-8:30
Suggested Contribution: $10
Students: $5

Reception with speakers: 8:30-10
$50 Suggested Contribution

Pakistan’s Role in Bringing Stability to Afghanistan


Dr. Zia Mian, Princeton UniversityWhen President Obama announced the sending of an additional 30,000 US troops to the war in Afghanistan he named Pakistan as a key partner in the war effort. He challenged the government of this nuclear power, which is consumed in a civil war to assist the US military, NATO forces and the Government of Afghanistan in destroying a Taliban network.

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