City Opera House
$10.50 & up
05:30 PM - 07:45 PM on Thu, 23 Sep 2021
After a 20-year war, the United States left Afghanistan. Political turmoil and civil unrest followed, leaving Americans wondering: what did we lose, what did we gain, and what was the cost?
In a new, updated edition of Doug Stanton’s bestselling book Horse Soldiers, published for the 20th anniversary of 9/11, he talks with the three panelists NWS is bringing to the City Opera House stage: Jack Segal, retired US diplomat; Rahela Sidiqi, founder of an NGO for Afghan women’s rights; Shannon Spann DeBruyn, former intelligence officer; and Edris Fana, a local NMC graduate from Afghanistan who fled the Taliban as a child in 1994. Together, they will attempt to answer those pivotal questions, shining a light on history, global and local, as it unfolds before us.
Join the conversation early from 5:30-6:15 EST for a “then to now” prelude lecture from Jack Segal, who made 40 visits to Afghanistan between 2002 and 2010 during his time with NATO. The panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. EST.