Global Leaders: Conversations with Alon Ben-Meir

April 12, 2007, 2:32 pm

Guest: Ambassador Zahir Tanin, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United Nations

Dr. Ben-Meir hosts leaders from around the world in conversations that probe critical global issues. The exchange of views during these encounters offers opportunities to explore new policies while enhancing the audience's understanding of important global issues.

Alon Ben-Meir will host Dr. Zahir Tanin, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United Nations. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Tanin was an Editor of BBC World Service Persian/Pashto Section in Afghanistan in 2003-2006 and Afghanistan and Central Asia, Persian Section, in 2001-2003. Having started his career in 1980 as a journalist in Kabul, Mr. Tanin came to BBC from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he was a Research Fellow at the International Relations Department in 1994 to 1995.

Dr. Zahir Tanin has extensive knowledge of Afghanistan and international affairs and has written a number of articles and books on Afghanistan both in Dari and English. He is co-author of The Communist Regime in Afghanistan, a comprehensive study of the political and social changes in Afghanistan from 1978 to 1992, and authored Afghanistan in the Twentieth Century.

Date: April 12, 2007
Time: 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: NYU Center for Global Affairs at the Woolworth Building, 4th Floor, 15 Barclay Street (between Broadway and Church Street)
Registration: Events are open to the public at no charge. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Doors open 30 minutes before programs begin. For more information or to register call the Center at 212-992-8380 or e-mail:

Center for Global Affairs at the Woolworth Building

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