Expert on Afghanistan to Present Bozeman Lecture

"Understanding Afghanistan," the topic of Sarah Lawrence College’s Bozeman Lecture to be held Monday, October 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall, will be presented by Dr. Charles Norchi, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Marine Law Institute at the University of Maine, a former member of the Sarah Lawrence history faculty, and co-editor of Afghanistan: Essential Field Guide to Humanitarian and Conflict Zones. The lecture is free and open to the public.

"The conflict in Afghanistan looms as one of the most pressing foreign policy issues confronting the United States," said history faculty member Jefferson Adams. "This talk will attempt to provide a broader context essential to weighing the various controversies that have arisen. Charles's knowledge of the country is formidable, dating from his initial visit following the Soviet withdrawal. He has continued to serve in important advisory positions involving Afghan policy and constitutional structure."

In addition to his extensive experience in Afghanistan, Norchi has consulted with more than two dozen countries, primarily on behalf of International Organizations and United Nations agencies. He has recently done work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For more information contact (914) 395-2412 or