The Geopolitical Lure of Afghanistan

Monday, December 13
10:00 am New York | 4:00 pm Paris

Twenty years after being ousted by US-led military intervention, the Taliban reclaimed power in Afghanistan in 2021. This webinar seeks to explore the developing situation in Afghanistan from a historical and political perspective. Our distinguished panelists will share their insights on the ramifications of the Taliban rule in Afghanistan, exploring it within the context of geopolitics, security and diplomacy. They will investigate the real issues that are driving the conflict in Afghanistan, the implications of the developing situation for neighboring and regional actors, and what would a durable and responsible foreign policy towards Afghanistan look like.

H.E Adela Raz
Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States of America
Robert D. Crews
Professor of History,
Stanford University 
Shannon Marquez 
Dean, Undergraduate Global Engagement,
Columbia University (Introductions)
Safwan Masri 
Professor and EVP for Global Centers and Global Development,
Columbia University (Chair)
Steve Coll
Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism, Columbia Journalism School
 Dipali Mukhopadhyay 
Associate Professor of Global Policy
University of Minnesota (Moderator)


December 13, 2021 at 4:00pm - 5pm
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