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Afghan Student Initiative

Creating an opportunity for Afghan students across Greater Boston to
connect and stimulate debate, thought, and active participation in
matters relating to Afghanistan.


  • Friday April 15, 2011: ASI last general meeting.
      Time: 6:00 pm
      Location: Carr Center Conference Room, Rubinstein Building, HKS.

  • Friday April 15, 2011: A conversation with Afghan-German filmmaker Burhan Qurbani. Mr Qurbani will
      discuss his professional and personal experience living in Germany. His recently directed movie,
      Shahada, recently screened at the Boston Muslim Film Festival, has gained international attention.
      Time: 4:00 pm
      Location: Carr Center Conference Room, Rubinstein Building, HKS.
           More information >

  • Wednesday March 23, 2011: In Conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon of Council
      on Foreign Relations about her new book The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.
      Time: 5:00 pm
      Location: Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Taubman Building, Room NYE C (5th floor)
           More information >

  • Friday March 25, 2011: Nowroz Festival: A joint Afghan-Iranian-Azeri New Year celebration
      Time: 7:00 pm
      Location: TBD

  • March-April 2011, School Supply Drive, If you want to help, please click here.

  • February 18, 2011: ASI general meeting
      Time: 6:00 pm
      Location: Carr Center Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, HKS.


February 4, 2011 Professor Deborah Klimburg-Salter spoke about her rich experience
with the Kabul Museum and the discovery of the new archeological
sites in Logar/Kabul. >>
April 1, 2010 Read the recent Harvard Crimson story about
the Afghan Students Initiative. >>
April 23, 2010 ASI met with senior foreign policy staff for Sen. John Kerry, and presented a research paper. Read the paper presented at that April 23 meeting. >>
May 10, 2010 ASI met with Congressman John Tierney, and presented a research paper with new details on Taliban finances. Read the paper presented at that May 10 meeting. >>
May 13, 2010 Read the Boston Globe article, “A dream of greening Afghanistan drives Endicott student meeting,” about ASI member Hamid Atif. >>

Events related to Afghanistan around Greater Boston

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