Notes from Afghanistan topic of E.N. Thompson Forum 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, UNK Communications Center, Roo

Dr. John Anderson
American Democracy Project coordinator, 308.865.8171

“Notes from Afghanistan”
E.N. Thompson Forum
Sarah Chayes
Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 p.m.

Simulcast in 101 Communications Center
free parking in the Frank House Lot

Former NY Times reporter who has opened a business in Kandahar, Afghanistan, will discuss what it is like on-the-ground in Afghanistan and hopefully something about women’s issues there.

Refreshments will be available and we will have a short discussion, following the talk, led by faculty.
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

From the E.N. Thompson website ( – “Sarah Chayes has been living and working in Kandahar, Afghanistan since 2001, when she covered the fall of the Taliban for National Public Radio. In 2002 she left journalism to help rebuild the shattered country whose fate will help determine the shape of the 21st century, working first with Afghans for Civil Society, and currently with Arghand, a cooperative producing fine skin-care products from local fruits, nuts and botanicals. The Washington Post described her book, “The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban,” as “sharply observed, fearlessly told.” Prior to her assignment in Afghanistan, Chayes reported for NPR in the Balkans, North Africa and the Middle East. Along with members of her NPR team, she was recognized by the Foreign Press for her reporting in Kosovo.”  John Anderson, Coordinator
American Democracy Project at UNK –