01 Jun

Rethink Afghanistan War

Experts from Afghanistan Urge Members of Congress to Rethink the War

This Tuesday, June 2, from 5:30-6:30 PM in Room 2101 of the Rayburn House Office Building, there will be a briefing for congressional members and staff entitled: “Rethink Afghanistan: A View from the Ground.” The following experts will discuss their perspective on issues facing Afghanistan with a focus on women’s rights and empowerment:

Dr. Roshak Wardak is an MP in the Afghan parliament. She is one of the few MPs who represent nearly 1 million people in their province. She is also a gynecologist and spent many years working with Afghan women in refugee camps in Pakistan.

Ann Jones is the author of eight books of nonfiction, most recently Kabul in Winter: Life Without Peace in Afghanistan. She spent the last eight years doing humanitarian work in conflict zones—four of them in Afghanistan—and is now working on a book about the impact of war on women worldwide.

Anand Gopal is a journalist covering the “Global War on Terror” from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia to the United States.  He is a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, a contributor to the Huffington Post, and a blogger at

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