Wednesday, October, 24, 2012

Global Partnership for Afghanistan, Asia Society, New York

Global Partnership For Afghanistan’s Work Harvesting Peace Global Partnership for Afghanistan invites you to celebrate its role as a catalyst for development and peace and to discuss Afghanistan’s future with Peter Bergen, CNN national security analyst, journalist and author. Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Asia Society and Museum 725 Park Avenue @70th Street New York, New York 6:00 p.m. | Cocktail Reception and Program 7:45 p.m. | Dinner Reception & Program $350 | Reception, Program & Dinner $1,000 Sponsorship packages also available Purchase tickets online at www.gpfa.org For more information, event sponsorships, or to purchase tickets by phone, contact Kate McLetchie at kmcletchie@gpfa.org or 212-735-2541.


Keynote Speaker Peter Bergen

Co-Chairs Tom Freston and Dave Hardman Global Partnership for Afghanistan Host Committee (In Formation) Tom Freston, Co-chair Dave Hardman, Co-chair Ann Carmel and Daniel Wolk Drs. Joan and Peter Cohn Amy Foote and Lee Wolosky Dana and Bruce Freyer Jack and Betsy Hellmann Tyler and Jesse Jenner Polly and James McTaggart Professor Ishaq Nadiri and Dr. Tahira Homayun Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann (ret) Albert J. Zdenek, Jr. GPFA Board of Directors Dana Freyer, Chair and Co-founder Professor Ishaq Nadiri, Co-chair and Co-founder Amy Foote, Secretary Jay Shreiner, Treasurer Faruq Achikzad Thomas Casten Akram Fazel Bruce Freyer, Co-founder Dave Hardman Fred Kittler Maureen Quinn Nicole Sandford James Seymour Suzanne Thompson

With an estimated 80% of Afghans dependent on farming for their livelihoods, GPFA enables struggling farm families to create farm businesses that alleviate poverty, build sustainable livelihoods and renew the environment. Since 2004, with the help of our global and local partners, GPFA has provided the inputs, capital and training needed for rural Afghans to build a better future for their families.

Peter Bergen, Keynote Speaker CNN National Security analyst, Director of the New America Foundation’s National Security Studies Program, journalist and author of several New York Times best-selling books including The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda and the recently released Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden; from 9/11 to Abbottabad, Peter Bergen is a leading expert on international security and Central Asian geopolitical issues. He produced Osama bin Laden’s first television interview in 1997 and is the only outside observer to tour his Abbottabad compound. Bergen has won countless awards for his reporting and written for numerous publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Foreign Affairs, Rolling Stone, TIME, Newsweek, etc. He is a fellow at New York University’s Center on Law & Security.