By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director
Hosseini is Goodwill Envoy for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees; founder and president of the Khaled Hosseini Foundation; and the author of “The Kite Runner,” “A Thousand Splendid Suns” and “The Kite Runner: A Graphic Novel.”
“Since the book’s initial publication in 2003, nearly seven million readers have been transformed by Hosseini’s ‘The Kite Runner,’ an extraordinary heart-wrenching story of two boys coming of age in ravaged war-torn Afghanistan,” The Common Wealth Club said.
“Fresh on the heels of the book’s release as a graphic novel,” Hosseini discussed “his work and his personal foundation that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.”
President Qayoumi is a member The Commonwealth Club Board of Governors. The event was underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation