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Tuesday U: What is Afghanistan? May 4 - June 1
Mercy Corps Action Center
Portland, OR
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Tuesday U: What is Afghanistan? May 4 - June 1
It is said that Alexander the Great conquered what is now called Iran in six months, yet it took him over three years to overtake Afghanistan (330 - 327 BC). Known for his confidence as a soldier, Alexander wrote to his mother: "You have brought only one son into the world, but everyone in this land can be called an Alexander."

Mercy Corps Action Center is pleased to announce the first of its Tuesday University series on global topics starting May 4 with What is Afghanistan? This four-part seminar covers a different aspect each evening -- history, culture, present-day Afghanistan and finally, perspectives from Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa, and Mercy Corps Senior Technical Advisor Barbara Willett.  Other speakers include college professors, Nile Green (UCLA); Lorraine Sakata (UW; UCLA); and Grant Farr (PSU).  

On the eve of increasing US military deployment (to total 100,000 troops) and after nine years of war, this seminar seeks to provide context for a widely misunderstood country and people.

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Cost: $100 (includes online ticket handling fee). $98 in person at Mercy Corps Action Center, 11 am - 5 pm, Tuesday - Friday (28 SW 1st Ave., Portland). Special student ($40)and senior rates ($85)available when purchasing tickets in person.

When: Tuesday evenings, 7 - 9 pm, May 4, 18, 25 and June 1

Where: Mercy Corps Action Center, 28 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97204;; 503-896-5002

Ticket buyers please note: If you provide contact information, we will be able to send you relevant information  -- notices, articles and announcements relating to the seminar only. Registration information taken at the first meeting will allow participants to remain on or opt out of our event mailing list after the seminar ends.



Mercy Corps Action Center
28 SW First Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
United States

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Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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