Afghanistan: Refugees Are People Too

In this session, the author will use lecture and discussion to inform participants about Afghanistan and the Afghan people. The country is often associated with backward people, tribal warring, jihadists, and terrorists. However, the reality is quite different. Since 2008 the author has read extensively and visited Afghanistan twice to learn in depth about the country. Further, she is acquainted with Afghan refugee women and families in metropolitan Atlanta. The author will present an overview of the history, government, culture, and religion of Afghanistan and the people. She hopes to dispel commonly held misunderstandings of many Westerners.

Session Speaker(s)

Session Time and Location

9:30am to 9:55am
Maplewood B

Session Format

25 minute presentation

Session Track

Disciplinary Research and Creative Activity