Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Embassy of Afghanistan Hosts Benefit for Afghanistan Center

On Friday, June 20 the Embassy of Afghanistan hosted a benefit for the Louis and Nancy Hatch Dupree Foundation and the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University (ACKU). The benefit event brought together friends of Afghanistan for the purpose of helping the Dupree Foundation raise the necessary funds for ACKU's new building.

The Afghanistan Center was established in 1989 in Peshawar, Pakistan by Louis Dupree and Nancy Hatch Dupree, long considered America's foremost academics on Afghanistan. The center's purpose was to collect information, documents and cultural artifacts on Afghanistan, especially during the years of conflict in the country.

Nancy is the recipient of the Malalai Medal, an honor bestowed by the late King Zahir Shah for her tremendous contribution to Afghanistan." Ambassador Jawad asked the guests to support ACKU.

Please see here for more information on ACKU and how to donate to it.


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