Tonight from West Point, President Obama will outline his strategy for escalation and exit in the war in Afghanistan. His plan of deploying 30,000 more U.S. troops has met with a great deal of controversy, anda lot of house democrats feel that another major escalation is a mistake. If it is, what options do we have? Marc and panel examine the matter from several different perspectives.
Tonight’s panel included:
- Fahima Vorgetts, an Afghan-born Humanitarian activist, who directs the Afghan Women’s Fund.
- Dr. Ghanie Ghaussy, Afghan-born economist and author, who serves on an international board for the economic reconstruction of Afghanistan. Dr. Ghaussy lives in Germany and travels to Afghanistan regularly.
- Dr. Anne Brodsky, a psychologist and UMBC professor whose work focuses on the resilience of women and the role of communities in resisting societal oppression. Dr. Broadsky is also the author of With All Our Strength: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.
- Kathleen Foster, a documentary filmmaker whose film, Afghan Women: A History of Struggle, will be screened tonight at 7PM in the Brown Center at MICA. A discussion with this hour’s panel will follow the film; the event is free and open to the public.