If you have enjoyed the music of one-time diplomat turned musician and now author, Fred Smith, why not come and hear him in conversation with the Lowy Institute's research director Anthony Bubalo in Sydney tomorrow. Fred's acclaimed album Dust of Uruzgan evokes the two years he spent working alongside Australian soldiers in southern Afghanistan. His book of the same title is the first comprehensive on-the-ground account of Australia's involvement in Afghanistan.  More information on tomorrow's event can be found here.