To mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, American and Afghan citizens connect via Skype to discuss the impact of war on servicemen and women, military families, and Afghan civilians and communities
WAMU 88.5, America Abroad Media and Radio Killid in Afghanistan will
present "Joined By War: A Decade of Conflict in Afghanistan," the third
in a series of conversations between audiences in Washington and Kabul.
Hosted by WAMU 88.5’s Kojo Nnamdi, the event will take place on
Thursday, September 8, 2011, at American University’s Katzen Arts
Center. Doors open at 7 a.m.; audience must be seated by 7:20, and
taping begins promptly at 7:30 a.m.
Nearly ten years after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, one of the
longest wars in U.S. history has taken its toll on Afghans and Americans
alike. Thousands of lives have been lost, and millions have been
affected. On the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, and
with the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan underway, America Abroad
Media, WAMU 88.5 FM, and Radio Killid Afghanistan bring together an
American audience in Washington and an Afghan audience in Kabul for a
candid conversation about the impact of ten years of war.
Connected via Skype and aided by translators, community leaders,
military veterans and ordinary citizens alike will share their thoughts
in this deeply personal discussion. Panelists in both cities will
include: the mother of a Marine currently deployed to Afghanistan; an
advisor to the U.S. military and retired Air Force officer familiar with
the personal and psychological impact of the war; an Afghan woman and
former refugee who returned to her country to help other women obtain
education; and a former deputy minister integral in the election of the
transitional Afghan government after the defeat of the Taliban.
"Joined By War" is free and open to the public. The conversation will
be recorded for broadcast on WAMU 88.5 on September 11, 2011. For more
information, visit http://wamu.org/events/2011/joined_by_war_ten_years_of_war.
Previous "Joined By War" broadcasts are available online: