The State of Afghanistan

Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan in 2002, and he served as a deputy governor of two provinces in southern Iraq in 2004. Last year he was appointed Ryan Professor of Human Rights at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Right Policy. He discusses his work in Afghanistan--he is CEO of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, a charitable organization in Kabul--as well as the current state of the country.

He was on the Leonard Lopate Show in August 2006 to discuss his book The Prince of the Marshes. You can listen to that interview here.