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Richmond Connects: Afghanistan

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Tyler Haynes Commons 305
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Location: Tyler Haynes Commons 305

Dr. Stephen Long, Chair (Political Science)

Rohina Sediqui, '13 and Initiative to Educate Afghan Women ’13, Fulbright Scholar 2019-21

Mark Axtell, University of Richmond Spider Battalion, deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and 2012

Dr. Peter Smallwood (Biology), Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s program in Afghanistan, 2008-09

Lina Tori-Jan, ‘20, Oxford University

Given the many contexts of and perspectives on the situation in Afghanistan, this panel features members of the UR community with lived experience of Afghanistan sharing what they know, and how this shapes their understanding of what’s happening now and the impact this crisis will have. Also in attendance will be representatives for local organizations who are assisting during the current crisis so that attendees can learn how they can support refugee families being settled temporarily and permanently in the Richmond region. Refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by International Education and the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement.

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) hosts Brown Bag discussions, open to members of the campus and the community, most Fridays during the academic year. Each week, a speaker or small panel leads a presentation on a provocative social issue, then opens up the floor for discussion.