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The Question of Afghanistan - Sima Samar

St. Charles Health System, OSU-Cascades and Central Oregon Community College presents this Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Afghan Human Rights Pioneer

7 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26 at the Tower Theatre

Organized by the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program of COCC Foundation in collaboration with the World Affairs Council of Oregon

Samar obtained her degree in medicine in February 1982 from Kabul University, the first Hazara woman to do so. After living in refuge for over a decade, Samar returned to Afghanistan in 2002 to assume a cabinet post in the Afghan Transitional Administration led by Hamid Karzai. In the interim government, she served as Deputy President and then as Minister for Women's Affairs. She was forced into resignation from her post after she was threatened with death and harassed for questioning conservative Islamic laws, especially sharia law. She currently heads the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission.

For tickets to the private reception and presentation, please contact Karen Aylward at or 541.383.7257. Limit 30 guests.

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