Former journalist to talk about future of Afghanistan Oct. 3

Sep 06, 2019
Nick Mills speaks at the Rockland Public Library Oct. 3.

Camden — The Camden Conference presents Nick Mills at the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3. His free talk is titled “Losing Afghanistan.” Since the U.S. ousted the Taliban in 2001, it has spent billions of dollars and lost 2,500 lives, but after nearly 20 years of bloodshed the Taliban seem poised to take over again.

Mills taught journalism at Boston University for 26 years. In the 1980s, he trained dozens of Afghan journalists in Peshawar, Pakistan, and founded the Afghan Media Resource Center, a full-service news agency. In 2004 and 2005, he worked in Kabul with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and collaborated with Karzai on a book, “KARZAI – The Failing American Intervention and the Struggle for Afghanistan.”

This event is presented in anticipation of the 33rd Annual Camden Conference —The Media Revolution: Changing the World, Feb. 21-23, live at the Camden Opera House and livestreamed to the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Strand Theatre in Rockland and Hannaford Hall in Portland.

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit camdenconference.org or call 236-1034.

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