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Afghanistan Series. Why the US Lost the War in Afghanistan: with Award-Winning Journalist and Author Anand Gopal

Anand Gopal, Award-Winning Journalist and Author, Fellow at Type Media Center
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
3:00-5:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday, November 10th at 3 pm Eastern for a Conversation with Award-winning journalist and author, Anand Gopal. Anand will share his insights on the history of the US war in Afghanistan, why the US lost, what it tells us about the war on terror, and what the future might look like in Afghanistan. He will also discuss some of his academic work on the Taliban and forms of village Islam in southern Afghanistan.

Anand Gopal is a fellow at Type Media Center, a journalist covering the Middle East, and a scholar who studies political violence. His reporting on Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. He is the author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes, which won the Ridenhour Book Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He has won the George Polk Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, and the National Magazine Award for his reporting from Iraq. He received his PhD from Columbia University, where he studied network analysis, and is a professor at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University.

This event is brought to you by the Global Islamic Studies Center at the University of Michigan as a part of the three part Afghanistan Series. This event is cosponsored by Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Arab and Muslim American Studies, and American Culture, Center for South Asian Studies, Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Department Communication & Media, Women and Gender Studies, and Middle East Studies.

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Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
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Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Afghanistan, Discussion, Global Islamic Studies, Middle East Studies, Virtual
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Global Islamic Studies Center, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Department of Middle East Studies, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Women's and Gender Studies Department, Center for South Asian Studies, Communication and Media, Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS)

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