organised by Afghanistan Withdrawal Group of MPs
supported by Stop The War Coalition
Wednesday 11th July 2012
18.30 to 20.00
Committee Room 21, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA
via Portcullis House Entrance* (next to Westminster tube station)
THE AFGHAN SOLUTION
How Western Hubris Lost Afghanistan
Speaker: Lucy Morgan Edwards
Co-chairs: Paul Flynn MP and Caroline Lucas MP
m Lucy Morgan Edwards is author of The Afghan Solution: The Inside Story of Abdul Haq, the CIA and How Western Hubris Lost Afghanistan. A former political advisor to the EU Ambassador in Kabul, Lucy has been an election monitor, and a correspondent for the Economist and Daily Telegraph. She spent seven years in the region, including in Jalalabad and Kandahar. Lucy has written papers on post-9/11 Afghanistan, and made presentations on Afghanistan at Chatham House, the Royal Society of Asia Affairs, and the Frontline Club.
m Afghanistan Withdrawal Group of MPs was launched to press for British withdrawal and consider constructive ways in which the conflict might be ended. The group is co-chaired by MPs Paul Flynn and Caroline Lucas. Supporters are drawn from across the political parties.
* IMPORTANT: There are likely to be long queues for public entry to the House of Commons via St Stephen’s and other entrances. Please assemble at Portcullis House at 18.15 where parliamentary staff will be waiting to take you to the meeting.