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Past Events:

Saturday, November 12, 2011
3 p.m.
Author event and signing

San Jose Public Library
Almaden branch
6445 Camden Ave.
San José, CA 95120
(408) 808-3040

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Author event and signing
7:30 p.m.


1644 Haight ST
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-8688

November 5, 2011
A Journalist’s Journey: From Fremont to Foreign Correspondence
Event and book signing.
Books sold by The Book End, Newark’s independent bookstore
1 to  2 p.m.

Newark Public Library

6300 Civic Terrace Avenue
Newark, CA 94560-3766
(510) 795-2627

September 11, 2011
San Francisco Library
Friends of South Asia
Ten Years after 9/11
San Francisco, CA

April 26, 2011
San Jose Library Almaden Branch
Afghanistan – Iran relations
San Jose, CA

March 30, 2011
Afghans Friends Network
Annual fundraising Event

Keynote Speaker
Burlingame, CA

February 26, 2011
San Jose Library Cambrian Branch
Association of American University Women
The Plight of Afghan Women
San Jose, CA

June 1, 2010
Mercy Corps
The Plight of Afghan Women
Portland, OR

May 19, 2010
Bay Area for Change
Panel on continuing US presence in Afghanistan
Cupertino, CA

March 19, 2010
University of Pacific
Fundraiser for the Afghan Dental Relief Project
Keynote speaker
Stockton, CA

December 3, 2009
Stanford University
Alienated Nations, Fractured States: Afghanistan and Pakistan
Stanford, CA

April 28, 2009
CUNY-Queens College
Afghanistan Peace and Development Conference
Rebuilding Afghanistan
New York, NY

April 24, 2009
Junior State of America
Spring Convention
Aid for Afghanistan project
Santa Clara, CA

March 23, 2009
Commonwealth Club
Is Afghanistan the next Iraq?
San Francisco, CA

March 6, 2009
Afghan Friends Network annual fundraiser
Hope for Afghanistan’s future
Keynote speaker
San Francisco, CA

June 20, 2008
World Affairs Council
World Refugee Day
Afghanistan: Progress or Decline
Panelist with UNHCR Afghanistan country director and UN goodwill envoy and author
Khaled Hosseini
San Francisco, CA

November 16, 2008
San Francisco Public Library
Panel discussion on Afghan Women
Panelist and Moderator
San Francisco, CA

October 27, 2007
Sonoma State University
Project Censored Conference: the news that doesn’t make the mainstream news
Panel on Exploitation in the Service of Neocolonialism and Profit
Rohnert Park, CA
(Received Project Censored award for Afghanistan, Inc.)

March 7, 2006
UC Berkeley
Boalt School of Law: Middle Eastern Law Student Association
Speaker on current condition in Afghanistan
Berkeley, CA

October 7, 2006
Sacramento State University
Conference on War, Women and Violence: Perspectives on Recent Events in the Middle East
Keynote speaker
Sacramento, CA

December 9, 2006
American Society of Afghan Professionals
Inter Afghan Youth Professionals Summit
Speaker on reconstruction in Afghanistan
George Washington University
Washington DC

September 17-19, 2004
Where Next for the Global Anti-War and Anti-Globalization Movements
Iraq Solidarity Project
Speaker on current conditions in Afghanistan
Beirut, Lebanon

January 25, 2002
South Asian Journalist Association talks Afghanistan: the War and Beyond
New York, NY

October 19, 2002
Columbia University
Women for Afghan Women Conference
Afghan Women Report: Achievements and Challenges One Year after Bonn Panelist: Education and Health
New York, NY