Media Advisory: Scholar, activist Ahmadullah Archiwal to discuss Afghanistan at URI

WHAT: Scholar and activist Ahmadullah Archiwal, who has worked for the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan; the United Nations; the Afghanistan Independent Election Commission, and the Afghan government will discuss the current situation in the country since the U.S. withdrawal and the takeover by Taliban forces and the impact on ordinary citizens and the Afghan people’s aspirations for the future.

WHO: Archiwal, a journalist, author, and former Fulbright Scholar, holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Peshawar in Pakistan and a master’s degree in international affairs from New School University in New York City. He heads the Organization for Social Cultural Awareness and Rehabilitation in Kabul, which teaches nonviolent civic mobilization of youth in Afghanistan.

Archiwal’s presentation is hosted by the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, which organizes educational programs, workshops, documentary films, and guest lectures to promote nonviolence, inner-peace, well-being, human rights and a global beloved community. For more information, go to or call (401) 874-2875.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 1, noon to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Galanti Lounge, third floor of the University Library, 15 Lippitt Road, on the Kingston Campus.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tony LaRoche, 401-874-4894,