Saturday, September 19, 2009

Booyah Khaled Hosseini!

So, Khaled Hosseini, the author if The Kiterunner and A Thousand Splendid Suns came into town. In addition to being a well -known author and an inspiration to joosty twenty-somethings everywhere, Khaled is also a goodwill envoy for UNHCR.

He just got back from a trip to Afghanistan where he was representing UNHCR and talking to newly-returned Afghan refugees and IDPs. He was questioned about the situation of the Afghan people on Thursday by the Senate and then led a discussion planned by the Migration Policy Institute (pictured). On Friday, he stopped by the UNHCR Washington Regional Office (my office) for a discussion on refugees and Papa John's Pizza. I got to take the extras home.















He is a very well-spoken man and I'm glad he's on our team (the pro-peace, anti-fleeing warzones team).