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Friday, July 03, 2009

7/18: Personal Civilian & Military Stories About Real Life in Afghanistan, Pakistan

On Saturday, July 18, at Noon, the Albuquerque Chapter of the United Nations Association-USA (see website) will present an opportunity to hear from New Mexicans who have lived in and worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan and Central Asia. They will tell of their experiences and their views of the background of the current conflicts and of the present policies. Panelists so far are:

  • Mr. Craig Barnes, Santa Fe, NM, International negotiator in Central Asia
  • Mr. Ed Rau, USAF retired, military attache in Afghanistan and consultant for US policy in Afghan-Soviet war
  • Professor Tahseen A Cheema, MD, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, UNM, and visiting professor National Orthopaedic Hospital, Bahawapur, Pakistan.
  • Lt. Colonel Frank Oliveira, NM Army National Guard, member Counterinsurgency Training Team, Afghanistan 2007-2008

The event will be held at the Albuquerque Mennonite Church, 1300 Girard Blve. NE, in Albuquerque (map). Admission is free. Potluck snacks are welcome. For more info, contact William Pratt at 869-4212 or prattsalwm@comcast.net.

July 3, 2009 at 02:08 PM in Afghanistan, Events, International Relations, Military Affairs, Pakistan | Permalink