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Women and War in Afghanistan

March 20, 2014 @ 6:00 am - 6:30 pm

 

Utopia/Dystopia: Creating the Worlds That We Want

Women and War in Afghanistan

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Ann Jones, historian

The Forum, Allard Hall, 1822 East Mall, UBC [please note the new location]

Thursday, March 20, 5-6:30 pm, all welcome

Ann Jones (www.annjonesonline.com), historian and author of eight books including the feminist classic Women Who Kill, travelled to Afghanistan as a humanitarian volunteer after 9/11 to witness the effects of war on a society where 95 percent of women endure violence. Through acclaimed nonfiction books (Kabul in Winter, Looking for Lovedu, They Were Soldiers), reports for The Nation and TomDispatch.com, and humanitarian work in conflict and post-conflict countries in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, she brings the incisive analysis that garnered her Guggenheim and Radcliffe Institute fellowships to war and its consequences. She will discuss the shifting role of women and women’s rights in the course of the war in Afghanistan and what that tells us about the mistaken prosecution of the war and prospects for the future.

 The Tyee on Ann Jones:  http://www.thetyee.ca/Mediacheck/2014/03/13/Ann-Jones-Interview/

Details

Date:
March 20, 2014
Time:
6:00 am - 6:30 pm

Organizer

Green College
Phone:
604.822.8660
Email:
gc.events@ubc.ca
Website:
http://www.greencollege.ubc.ca

Venue

The Forum, Allard Hall
1822 East Mall
Vancouver,
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