Afganistan Delegate to Speak at UT

Haron Amin, the deputy chief of mission in Afghanistan’s Washington D.C. embassy, will discuss “Current Issues in Afghanistan” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, in UT’s International House on Melrose Avenue. A public question-and-answer session and a reception will follow.

Amin is responsible for facilitating humanitarian and relief efforts to millions of Afghans displaced by two decades of war. He has represented Afghan interests in Washington D.C. and at the United Nations. After the Taliban attacks on New York and Washington, he became the principal spokesperson for the northern-based United Front of Afghanistan. He also served on the staff of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the leader of the Northern Alliance, from 1988 to 1996.

The event is sponsored by the UT departments of geography and history, the International House, and the office of the vice president for university operations.

Parking is available in the University Center Parking Garage.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Lydia Pulsipher, 865-524-9954 or 974-2418, lpulsiph@comcast.net or lpulsiph@utk.edu.