Event Background: Antony Loewenstein on Afghanistan

Background: Antony Loewenstein on Afghanistan

Lecture

27 May 2021
6–7pm

On the 20th anniversary of the Afghan war, journalist, author and film-maker Antony Loewenstein will analyse the impact of the longest, US-led conflict in history in this online lecture. What’s been the impact on Afghan civilians, refugees, and the broader global community and how does Australia’s military role in the war fit into Afghanistan’s current trajectory?

Loewenstein will be joined by Khadim Ali, one of Australia’s most acclaimed artists, known for his masterful works that poetically explore the experience of displaced people across the globe. A member of the persecuted Hazara ethnic minority, Ali is the third generation of his family to be exiled from his homeland of Afghanistan. Expressing the profound horror, grief and loss experienced under modern-day warfare, his exhibition is necessary and vital during a time where political propaganda, violence, and fear pervades global relations.

Please note this is an ONLINE LECTURE.
Access here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84910271188
Meeting ID: 849 1027 1188

Guest Info
  • Antony Loewenstein is a journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, the BBC, The Washington Post, The Nation, Huffington Post, Haaretz, and many others. His latest book is Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs. He’s the author of Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe; the writer/co-producer of the associated documentary, Disaster Capitalism; and the co-director of an Al-Jazeera English film on the opioid drug tramadol. His other best-selling books include My Israel Question, The Blogging Revolution, and Profits of Doom, and he is the co-editor of the books Left Turn and After Zionism, and is a contributor to For God’s Sake. He’s currently working on a major journalistic and art project around the 20th anniversary of the Afghan war. He’s visited Afghanistan twice in the last decade to report on the war.

Khadim Ali, 'Invisible Border I' (detail), 2020, hand and machine embroidered, stitched and dye ink on fabric, 291 x 265cm. Collection: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. Photo: Marc Pricop.

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