The Harvard Crimson describes Afghan initiative co-founded by Walton '08

A Harvard Crimson story discusses the impact of the Afghan Students Initiative, a Harvard-based group co-founded by Nate Walton ’08, a Bates political science major. Initially, Walton says, the goal was to prompt greater discussion about Afghan issues in the context of U.S. involvement in the area. “The idea was to bring Afghan [student] voices to the debate about Afghanistan.” In practice, the story says, the Afghan Students Initiative has given Harvard’s “small but passionate community” of Afghan students various new opportunities, through guest speakers and scholars as well as informal discussions, “to share their concerns about their homeland.” View story from The Harvard Crimson, April 1, 2010, and related story, “Folks Back Home,” in the Spring 2010 issue of Bates Magazine.

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