April 2, 2009, 12:00 - 2:00 PM - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Elections, Democracy, and the Future of Afghanistan
with guest speaker Dr. Massouda Jalal
Thursday April 2, 2009
Jalal, Fradkin, and Williams
Dr. Massouda Jalal
Mariam A. Nawabi
This year, Afghans will return to the polls to elect their next president, marking a critical event in the effort to bring peace and democracy to their country. With President Obama's newly announced comprehensive
Speakers at the seminar included Dr. Massouda Jalal, the first woman to have run for President of Afghanistan. A documentary of her 2004 presidential campaign was produced by filmmaker Virginia Williams of New View Films, entitled "Frontrunner."
The panel will also include Mariam A. Nawabi, an Afghan-American attorney, entrepreneur, journalist, and activist, as well as Virginia Williams, filmmaker for New View Films and producer of "Frontrunner."
Hillel Fradkin, a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World at Hudson Institute, chaired the discussion.
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