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
Scilla Wahrhaftig, Program Director American Friends Service Committee PA
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.
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.
Dr. Zia Mian of Princeton Univ. talks about Pakistan's role in Afghanistan.
When 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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