One Year after the Fall: What are the Prospects for a Political Process in Afghanistan?


Location: Zoom Webinar

Kabul Photo: Defence Imagery (Flickr)

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This panel aims to provide an analysis on the impact of the past year’s developments on the prospects for a political process toward reconciliation among Afghans. Key questions the panel will discuss include: What have the periodic civil society and Taliban meetings achieved? What is the result of regional and international engagement with the Taliban during the past year? What prospects for a political process can be envisioned and how will it be achieved?

This event is convened by the Afghan Peace and Development Research Program

Opening remarks: 


Lisa Schirch, Richard G. Starmann, Sr. Professor of the Practice of Peace Studies



Ambassador Said Taib Jawad, Former Afghan Ambassador to the United States, United Kingdom, and Russia


Annie Pforzheimer, Former U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Kabul; Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies 


Dr. Nilofar Sakhi, Research Fellow, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Professorial Lecturer of International Affairs, Elliott School of George Washington University 


Dr. Malek Sitez, Professor of Political Science, Selinus University


Moderator: Aref Dostyar, Senior Advisor to the Kroc Institute and Pulte Institute Afghan Peace and Development Research Program; Former Consul General of Afghanistan in Los Angeles





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