Undergraduate Discussion Lunch with Afghan American
Freelance Journalist Fariba Nawa
Author of Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and
One Woman's Journey through Afghanistan
Keynote Speaker for Human Trafficking Awareness Week
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 12:30-2 p.m.
Hutton Honors College (811 E. Seventh St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below
The U.S. Agency for International Development
reports estimates of human trafficking that range from 12 to 27
million girls, boys, women, and men around the world enslaved in sex or
Join Fariba Nawa, an Afghan American freelance journalist, for a discussion of her work covering human trafficking in Afghanistan, the United States, and elsewhere in the world. She has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, and Germany, as well as the United States. Her book
Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman's Journey through
Afghanistan reports on the drug trade and its role in the trafficking of
young Afghan girls. She has also covered immigration and Muslim communities
in the U.S. and abroad. She is widely published, including in the anthology
Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands.
For more information about her work, click
SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this event, please
check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire event and
email Anna Duquaine (firstname.lastname@example.org), indicating you wish to sign up for
the "Trafficking" lunch and include your name, e-mail address, year in school,
and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if
a space was available when you replied. This program is co-sponsored by the
School of Journalism and the Wells Scholars Program.
In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Week, Nawa will also
speak at the following events:
-The Horizon of Knowledge Lecture Series
Digging Deep in the Drug Trade: Investigative Reporting Abroad
Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
School of Journalism, Auditorium, 940 E. Seventh St.
-Global Studies Positioning Series
Drugs and Sex Trafficking: How the Two Intersect in Afghanistan
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 12-1 p.m.
International Programs Building, 201 N. Indiana Ave.
Notes: Discussion-focused; bring your lunch; cookies provided
-Afghanistan, Heroin, and Women
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7-8 p.m.
Asian Culture Center, 807 E. Tenth St.
Her visit to campus is co-sponsored by the Asian Culture Center,
the Center for the Study of Global Change, the Department of International
Studies, the Horizon of Knowledge Lecture Series, and the School of Journalism.