Tariq Ali, Anand Gopal, Deepa Kumar, and Arun Kundnani

20 Years of the War on Terror: Imperialism, Islamophobia and US Defeat in Afghanistan

Thursday, September 23, 12 noon US CT
Online via Zoom

This event was presented in collaboration with CONTER.

Tariq Ali is an activist, writer, historian and public intellectual. He is a member of the editorial boards of New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and is the author of many books, including Pakistan: Military Rule or People’s PowerClash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and ModernityBush in Babylon, and Conversations with Edward Said, and most recently, The Forty Year War in Afghanistan: A Chronicle Foretold.

Anand Gopal is a journalist and the author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes, which was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. Gopal has reported for The New Yorker, The New York TimesThe Atlantic and Harpers, and is notable for being one of the few journalists to have embedded with the Taliban. His most recent article, “The Other Afghan Women,” appeared in the September 13 issue of The New Yorker.

Deepa Kumar is recognized as a leading scholar on Islamophobia internationally. She is a Professor of Media Studies at Rutgers University, and a revised version of her second book, Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire: 20 Years Since 9/11, was recently released by Verso. The first edition was translated into five languages.

Arun Kundnani, is the author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror (Verso, 2014) and The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain (Pluto, 2007), which was selected as a New Statesman book of the year. He has written for The Nation, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Vice. He is former editor of the journal Race & Class.

Due to COVID-19, all Havens Wright Center events were hosted online via Zoom.