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Meeting-ID: 876 0399 6766

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Thursday, May 11, 2023
1 pm New York City / 8 pm Kiev time / 7 pm Wiesbaden
Brendan Hoffman: War Impressions

Again, the friends from our partner club Rotary Club Wiesbaden-Kochbrunnen were able to get interesting speakers on board for our quarterly joint meeting: 
The images of U.S. press photographer Brendan Hoffman regularly appear in internationally renowned media such as the New York Times and National Geographic. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine and the 2018 Philip Jones Griffiths Award winner for his work covering the war in eastern Ukraine. Hoffman is co-founder of the photographers’ collective Prime, and his award-winning work has taken him to more than twenty countries, with special photo features made, for example, in Haiti, along the Indus River in China, India, and Pakistan, and in Nagorno-Karabakh. Since 2013 he has been documenting the revolution and war in Ukraine, for which he moved his center of life to Kyiv some time ago. In his English-language, richly illustrated Zoom lecture, Brendan Hoffman shares his impressions and some stories with us.

Before Brendan speaks to us, Theresa Breuer will give a brief update. She is the founder of the Kabul Airlift initiative. Joining forces with like-minded volunteers, her initiative raised donations to charter a plane and lobbied for the evacuation of women and civil society activists. As the international forces were hastily withdrawing from Afghanistan in August of 2021, Theresa flew to Kabul to coordinate the rescue mission on the ground. To date, Kabul Airlift has safely evacuated over 3,000 people from Afghanistan. In addition to the ongoing evacuations, Theresa is campaigning at the political level for a new admission program for Afghans at risk. Theresa was born and raised in Wiesbaden, our German partner club is a strong supporter of her initiative.