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Afghan representative to speak, Oct. 12

Ravan Farhadi, Afghanistan's representative to the United Nations, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in McCosh 50.

Farhadi represents the Northern Alliance, the government that rules the northeast corner of the country not conquered by the Taliban. He has been in exile since shortly before the Taliban overran Afghanistan in 1996. Although it holds only 10 percent of the land, the Northern Alliance is recognized as the legitimate Afghan government by all but two countries in the world.

Farhadi is expected to share his insights on the Taliban and to explain how the Northern Alliance can help the United States in its global battle against terrorism.

He is speaking at the invitation of the Princeton Committee Against Terrorism, a nonpartisan and nonprofit educational student activist group formed in response to the Sept. 11 tragedy.

Seating in McCosh 50 will be open to Princeton University ID holders and their immediate family members on a first-come, first-served basis. No bags, food or drinks will be permitted. A simulcast will be open to the public in McCosh 46. The talk will also be broadcast live on Tiger Video and the web at .

For more information on the group, visit this Web site .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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