Prioritizing Afghan Voices: How the International Community Can Assist Afghanistan


Location: Keough School Washington Office (1400 16th St NW, Washington, DC)/Zoom Webinar

Afghan Event Photo: View inside Afghan Apartment Block” by United Nations Photo is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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As the crisis in Afghanistan evolves after the fall of the country’s government in August 2021, global actors are debating how the international community should respond to the new Taliban regime. 

It is vital that this response is based on the views and needs of Afghans themselves. What do the people of Afghanistan want? What are their most pressing needs as the country, weary from decades of conflict, navigates its uncertain future? 

Join us for this timely conversation and hear insights from Afghan leaders. Learn how the international community, including the United Nations, the European Union, and the United States, can help meet the needs of the Afghan people and address the dilemmas related to engaging with the Taliban government.  

This event is presented by the Keough School of Global Affairs and its Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, in partnership with Global Impact Management Consulting.

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Rina Amiri, Senior Fellow, NYU Center on International Cooperation; Former Member, UN Standby Team of Mediation Experts; Former Senior Advisor, US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan



Ghulam M. Isaczai, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the I.R. of Afghanistan to the United Nations


Aref Dostyar, Consul General of Afghanistan in Los Angeles; Kroc Institute Master’s in Peace Studies Alumnus


Nilofar Sakhi, Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council; Director of Policy and Diplomacy, McColm & Company


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


Manizha Wafeq, Co-Founder and President, Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry