Hammer Forum

Saving Afghanistan's Art and Cultural Heritage

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Archaeologist Laura Tedesco and Abbas Kamwand of the U.S. Embassy discuss efforts to save Afghanistan’s art and culture. Tedesco serves as the cultural heritage Program Manager for the U.S. State Department where she works with the Afghan National Museum on its preservation efforts.


This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues. Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.

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