Re-thinking US Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Dallas Peace Center Summer Dinner Lecture
Matthew Hoh "Re-thinking US Strategy
in Afghanistan and Pakistan"
In October 2009, Matthew Hoh resigned his position as a senior civilian officer in the U.S. State Department. He was convinced that U.S. policies in Afghanistan were doing more harm than good in the region, and were making America less secure. The Dallas Peace Center will host Hoh on Thursday, August 11, as the final speaker in its 7th Annual Summer Dinner Lecture Series titled "Moving Forward."
Matthew Hoh is the Director of Afghanistan Study Group, a network of foreign and public policy experts and professionals advocating for a change in U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. Hoh's Dallas talk is titled "Rethinking U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan & Pakistan," says that, to move forward, the U.S. must realize that the violence in Afghanistan is the result of local, long-held rivalries, not a comprehensive national policy; that the U.S. presence in Afghanistan heightens the violence; and local leaders and entities must be included in power distribution in order to bring about political and economic stability.
The evening's special guest host is Khalil Meek, Executive Director of the Muslim Legal Fund of America, a nonprofit charity that supports legal cases impacting civil rights and liberties in America
The dinner lecture will take place at FunAsia, 1210 E. Beltline Rd., Richardson. The reception is at 7:00 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m. In observance of Ramadan, dinner will be served at sundown.
For tickets, call 214-823-7793 or go to www.DallasPeaceCenter.org.
This event is co-sponsored by: North Texas Veterans for Peace, H4PJ, UNA-Dallas, Pax Christi-Dallas, Pakistan Council of Dallas Ft. Worth, Muslim Democratic Caucus, CodePink-Dallas, MLFA, Dallas Area Christian Progressive Alliance
What: Dallas Peace Center Summer Dinner Lecture by Matthew Hoh
When: Thursday, August 11, 2011. Reception at 7:00 p.m.; Program at 7:30 p.m.
Where:FunAsia, 1210 E. Beltline Rd., Richardson.
The Dallas Peace Center presents the final speaker in its 7th Annual Summer Dinner Lecture Series. Matthew Hoh, director of the Afghanistan Study Group, will speak on " Rethinking U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan & Pakistan." The dinner lecture will be on Thursday, August 11, with a reception at 7:00 p.m. and program at 7:30 p.m. at the FunAsia, 1210 E. Beltline Rd., Richardson. For more information call 214-823-7793 or go to www.DallasPeaceCenter.