The LRC Presents…

Diplomacy, Guns and Money


A dozen years after the NATO invasion of Afghanistan, Graeme Smith shares his personal experiences and analysis of this intractable conflict.

Graeme Smith will share his personal account of the Afghan war waged by the United States, Canada and our allies. With tales ranging from NATO cockpits to back alleys and prisons, Smith will explain how it all went dangerously wrong. An expert on the Taliban insurgency, Smith recently completed The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan (forthcoming from Knopf).

This event launches our fourth season at the Gardiner Museum. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students. Special subscription rate available at $49/yr includes a ticket to this event and subscriber access to future events in the series.

As of Monday September 16th - this event is SOLD OUT!  

GRAEME SMITH is a Senior Analyst for the International Crisis Group, the world’s leading independent, non-partisan source of analysis and advice to governments and intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations, European Union and World Bank on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. He covered the Afghan war for The Globe and Mail from 2005 to 2009, spending more time in southern Afghanistan during that period than any other Western journalist. The winner of many awards for investigative reporting–including an Emmy Award, the Amnesty International Award, three National Newspaper Awards, and the Michener Award for public service granted once annually by Canada’s head of state–he lectures widely and served as an Adjunct Scholar at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Based in Kabul, he travels frequently to Washington and Brussels.