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Teach-in on Afghanistan and Pakistan

Image Tuesday, February 9, 2010 and Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Trayes Hall, CDC

Meredeth Turshen, Professor, E.J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Moderator and Organizer is organizing a teach-in about Afghanistan and Pakistan.

There is a dedicated sakai site for the project, which is universally accessible at www.sakai.rutgers.edu.

Complete schedule is available after the jump.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 from 12 PM to 4 PM
Douglass Campus Center, Trayes Hall, CDC

12 noon The Green Berets (National Geographic) Documentary film, 50 minutes

1:00 pm Stephen Bronner, Professor, Political Science, Chair, US Academics for Peace; Director of Global Relations: Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights: Rutgers University.
Academics against the war

1:30 pm Angus Kress Gillespie, Professor of American Studies
“Understanding Pakistan”  A visual overview and introduction to Pakistan and its regions, province by province with a focus on the nation’s current social, political, and economic problems.

2:30 pm Panel on Women and War – Part 1
Women organizing against the war in Afghanistan and what feminism has to do with it
Zakia Salime, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies
Ethel Brooks, Associate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology

3:30 pm Jan Barry and Ken Dalton, Veterans for Peace NJ Chapter 21
Jan Barry "Why Not a Peace Surge in Afghanistan and Pakistan?"
Ken Dalton, VFP chapter 21 president, "Why many war veterans oppose the war in Afghanistan"


Wednesday, Febrary 10,  2010 from 6 PM to 9 PM
Douglass Campus Center, Trayes Hall, CDC

6:00 pm Angus Kress Gillespie, Professor of American Studies
“Understanding Afghanistan”  A visual overview and introduction to Afghanistan, often called “The Graveyard of Empires” with a focus on problems of occupation beginning with Alexander the Great and continuing with the efforts of the British, the Russians, and the Americans

7:00 pm Panel on Women and War – Part 2

Fakhri Haghani, Middle Eastern Studies
The impact of the Obama's decision on the construction of a civil society in the region and the role of women in it; the establishment of civil society in Afghanistan and its neighbors.
Golbarg Bashi, Sociology & Women's and Gender Studies

The effects of war on women and the Iranian anti-war movement

8:00 pm  Ken Dalton, President Veterans For Peace chapter 21, will speak on why many war veterans oppose the war in Afghanistan.

8:30 pm  Norman Markowitz, Professor, History
The many contradictions of the Obama administration's policy, and a very tangled history.

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