First Wednesday: Where has war left the people of Afghanistan?

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How do the Afghan people view the last ten years since the US-led
invasion and how have their lives have been changed? With
withdrawal the goal and a PR focus on portraying this as a clean
exit we will be looking at the reality of life in Afghanistan and
how the events of the past 10 years have impacted the Afghan
people. Is it just another chapter in nearly half a century of
conflict and instability? Is civil war avoidable? Is there any hope
for the future and what might that future look like? Another
opportunity to join in a lively public meeting hosted by Paddy
O'Connell of BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House bringing together
experts and commentators and mixing their views with contributions
from our audience. With: Horia Mosadiq Afghanistan Researcher
Amnesty International. Dawood Azami visiting scholar and award
winning broadcast journalist working for the BBC World Service in
London. Until recently he was the BBC World Service Bureau Chief
and Editor in Kabul Afghanistan. Before joining the BBC in London
in 1998 he worked as the head of an educational & training
institute in Pakistan mainly for Afghan refugees. He was selected
as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum in 2011.
He won Global Reith Award for Outstanding Contribution (the
lifetime achievement award given by the BBC Global News Division in
2009). He also won the first Allama Tarzai Award (Father of
journalism in Afghanistan) Kabul/London (2010). Lucy Morgan Edwards
former political advisor to the EU Ambassador in Kabul with
responsibility for civil military affairs narcotics and security
sector reform. She spent 7 years in the country working in a number
of roles for the the UN and EU as well as reporting for the
Economist and Daily Telegraph. She also spent many months in
Jalalabad Eastern Afghanistan with a leading tribal family (that of
Abdul Haq and Haji Abdul Qadir) which lead her to write The Afghan
Solution: the inside story of Abdul Haq the CIA and


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