Flash Panel: The Unfolding Situation in Afghanistan


Location: Virtual Event

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Only four months after President Joseph Biden announced that the United States would withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, after a war stretching nearly 20 years, the Taliban took control of Kabul. 

The country faces an uncertain future, with new developments being reported daily. Join us for a conversation unpacking the events of the last two weeks, what comes next in Afghanistan, the prognosis for human rights and women’s rights throughout the country, and the role of international actors and NGOs in navigating the current crisis. 

This panel is sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, with support from the Ansari Institute for Engagement with Global Religion and the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, all part of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. 

Panelists include:

Introductory Remarks: Asher Kaufman, John M. Regan, Jr. Director, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Professor of History and Peace Studies

Lisa Schirch, Richard G. Starmann Sr. Visiting Professorship Chair in Peace Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Mahan Mirza, Executive Director, Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, and Liu Institute Faculty Fellow

Heela Najibullah, Peace Accords Matrix Representative in Afghanistan

Laurie Nathan, Professor of the Practice of Mediation; Mediation Program Director, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Moderator: David Cortright, Director of the Global Policy Initiative and Special Advisor for Policy Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs; Professor Emeritus of the Practice and Liu Institute Faculty Fellow

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Originally published at kroc.nd.edu.