Press Releases: On the Passing of Nancy Dupree

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 12, 2017


We are deeply saddened by the passing of Nancy Dupree, who was a pillar of the American community in Afghanistan for decades. Her work to preserve the history and culture of Afghanistan began when she first arrived in Kabul in 1962. Until her last days, Ms. Dupree remained supportive of young Afghan students and scholars who wished to focus their studies on Afghanistan’s heritage. She was an author, a scholar, and a tireless friend of Afghanistan who built bridges between the Afghan people and the people of the United States. We will always be indebted to her.


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