Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ACC’s Over a Cup of Tea presents "Afghanistan, Heroin and Women" by an Afghan-American journalist and author, Fariba Nawa.

Hosted by the School of Journalism, the Center for the Study of Global Change, the Department of International Studies, Horizons of Knowledge Program and the Asian Culture Center.

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Time: 7-8 pm

Venue: Asian Culture Center, (807 E. 10th Street)

Description: Fariba Nawa, an Afghan-American journalist, speaker and author, spent seven years in Afghanistan and the region, five of those years investigating the global heroin trade. She focuses on how Afghan women are involved and impacted by the $65 billion business that supplies 90 percent of the world's opiates. Nawa has reported from the Middle East, South and Central Asia for a variety of news outlets including The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Daily Beast, Sunday Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. She's the author of Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords and One Woman's Journey through Afghanistan and Afghanistan, Inc. For info about Ms. Nawa’s visit to IU, please contact Feray J. Baskin at fbaskin@umail.iu.edu.  This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

Student group co-sponsors: Asian American Association, Chinese Students and Scholars, and Malaysian Student Association.

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