Pakistan, Silk Route and Taliban discussed in next ASC Faculty Lecture

(09-23-2009)

The Adams State College Faculty Lecture Series continues with "Pakistan: From the Silk Route to the Taliban", by Masood Ahmad, director of Student Engagement and Success, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Porter Hall (the science building) room 130. The event is free and open to the public.

President Obama is going to increase the number of American troops in Afghanistan to nearly 70,000. The outcome of the war against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, primarily in Afghanistan and Pakistan, affects the future of our world significantly. The presentation will highlight the major issues and challenges confronting US and the other coalition partners as they fight in the land known as "the graveyard of the empires." The presentation, with special mention of the presentor's personal experiences with the Taliban, will also cover the background and emergence of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda with brief related history of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The lecture will also trace the historical Silk Route.

A native of Pakistan, Ahmad is now a US citizen. He was in Pakistan during 9/11 and his experiences in the weeks following the attacks were related in a Valley Courier September 11 interview.

Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. For further information on the series of lectures, contact Dr. Robert Astalos, assistant professor of physics, at 719-587-7821, or by email: rjastalos@adams.edu.

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