From a press release:
Busboys and Poets invites the local community to watch President Barack Obama’s live televised announcement to send more troops to Afghanistan. Phyllis Bennis alongside Zia Mian will engage the audience in a discussion to add context to the announcement. The discussions will take place on December 1st at 7 p.m. at the 14th & V location before the 8 p.m. announcement and then end with a follow-up discussion at the 5th & K location.
Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, and co-author of the forthcoming Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer. Her newest article, “Reprise: Obama and Afghanistan” was published in the Huffington Post on 30 November.
Zia Mian directs the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia at Princeton University. He is a regular contributor to Foreign Policy in Focus, and author most recently of FPIF’s “United States, Pakistan: The Decade Ahead.”
Busboys and Poets is a restaurant, full service bar, bookstore, fair trade marketplace and fully equipped performance space that features political and cultural events. Busboys and Poets has 3 locations, 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C 20009; 1025 5th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001; and 4251 South Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206. www.busboysandpoets.com