Army officer to discuss his Afghanistan experience
UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS Major Robert Holbert will present the lecture, "Islam, Tribalism and the American Experience in Afghanistan," at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.
The lecture, sponsored by the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, is free and open to the public.
Holbert, a former social studies teacher at Lincoln High, is one of five U.S. Army officers assigned to serve on special liaison teams in Afghanistan. The teams participate in forward intelligence-gathering missions with U.S. units deployed in the ongoing commitment in Afghanistan.
Holbert was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Regiment in eastern Afghanistan from January to July 2007. He has experienced the extremely powerful social force that the Taliban continues to exert in outlying Afghan areas.
For more information, contact Stephen Lahey at 472-5034.