Thursday, November 15, 2012
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
University of Arizona
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 845 North Park Avenue, Marshall Building, Room 470
Afghanistan’s opium trade is worth $65 billion worldwide and accounts for half of Afghanistan’s economy. Author and journalist Fariba Nawa went undercover to find out about a secret war that involves drug traffickers, child opium brides and corrupt officials. How is the Afghan drug trade affecting the people, and specifically, the women of Afghanistan? What is the US and NATO doing about it? And what does the future hold for Afghanistan as a narco-state?