Wednesday, December 16, 7pm
Afghanistan with TRUDY RUBIN and ALDO MAGAZZENI
The Inquirer’s worldview columnist just returned from two weeks in Afghanistan, and one week in Pakistan, looking at the rise of Islamist militancy there, the root causes, and what can be done about it. Local businessman Magazenni just completed the latest of several village water systems he has built in western Afghanistan, constructed with local labor and financed by donations from Pennsylvania citizens; he believes that economic development is the key to combating the Taliban. Come and get a first hand report on what is happening in Afghanistan. Read Rubin’s columns at go.philly.com/trudyrubin and learn about Magazzeni’s work at www.travelingmercies.org.