A day-long discussion of terrorism, Afghanistan and Pakistan drew an interesting mix of students, faculty and community members to the campus in January.

“Terrorism, War, and the Challenge Facing the U.S. in Afghanistan and Pakistan” was sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences, the International Academic Affairs Committee and the International Studies Program. The conference featured a distinguished panel of experts, including military officers, authors and an Afghani military officer.

Paul Zagorski, a member of the faculty in the Department of Social Sciences, said the speakers’ on-the-ground experience in Afghanistan gave special weight to their comments.