fifty years of war in the time of peace, 1960-2010

Collateral Damage: What's Happened to Afghan and Iraqi Civilians?

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

14.00 - 16.00, Research Forum South Room

cityscape of Kabul
Kabul, Afghanistan 2002-2006. Photo: © Ann Jones

Speaker(s): Ann Jones (writer/photographer)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon

This year, the Andrew W Mellon Foundation / Research Forum MA Special Option is Art and Psychoanalysis: Fifty Years of War in the Time of Peace, 1960-2010, co-taught by Mignon Nixon (The Courtauld) and Juliet Mitchell (UCL Psychoanalytic Unit). Please join us for this open seminar with renowned journalist and photographer Ann Jones.

British and American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan operate in someone else's streets, someone else's backyard, someone else's living room. Ann Jones, who has worked as both humanitarian and journalist in Afghanistan and with Iraqi refugees in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon, will talk about the experiences of Afghan and Iraqi civilians, the principal casualties of the long wars inflicted on their lands.

Ann Jones, writer and photographer, has reported from war and post-war zones since 2002 on the lives of civilians and soldiers. She is the author of eight books, including Kabul in Winter: Life Without Peace in Afghanistan (2006) and War Is Not Over When It’s Over (2010), about the impact of many wars on women in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Her work appears frequently in The Nation, an American magazine of public affairs, and online at An authority on violence against women and former gender advisor to the UN, she now lives in Oslo.

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