Pakistani Journalist, Author Ahmed Rashid to Speak at University of Pennsylvania Feb. 23

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460February 17, 2010


WHO: Ahmed Rashid

: Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics
2009-2010 Rena & Angelius Anspach Lecture

WHERE: 200 College Hall (on the Penn campus)

WHEN: 6–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23

Rashid, an expert on current affairs in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central and South Asia, will speak on "Descent Into Chaos: The United States & the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia."

Foreign Policy recently named Rashid one of the world’s top 100 global thinkers. He is a regular contributor to the International Herald Tribune, the New York Book Review, the Washington Post and BBC online. He was the first journalist to address the United Nations General Assembly and is the recipient of multiple awards in Britain, the U.S. and Pakistan, including the Nisar Osmani Courage in Journalism Award. Rashid is the author of three internationally best-selling books, “Taliban,” “Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia” and his latest, “Descent Into Chaos: U.S. Policy and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia.”

The Anspach Lecture is an annual event designed to bring to Penn policy makers shaping international affairs.

Additional information is available by contacting Eileen Doherty-Sil at