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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

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 labor exploitation.

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 here.

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 (, 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.

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