“So, how do I get to Afghanistan?” my classmate, S, asked out of the blue. S is wicked smart, really knows his stuff when it comes to the analysis side of political science, and, as far as I can tell, isn’t the mild academic type, so I knew he wasn’t joking with me. He was serious.
Still, I must have looked taken aback, because S chuckled and explained that my boss (who is also a university professor) had told him to see me for a one-way post-graduation ticket to Kabul.
“I’m no expert, but I have some ideas,” I told S, as we hurried to class.
Later on, I sent him a message on facebook: “Let’s talk Afghanistan.”