‘Generating a Political Process in Afghanistan’ colloquium, to be held April 25-26 at Notre Dame

Author: Kate Chester

Call for abstracts due Feb. 16

Afghan scholars and practitioners from around the globe are invited to participate in an upcoming colloquium, “Generating a Political Process in Afghanistan,” to take place at the University of Notre Dame April 25-26. Organized by the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS), the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), the event aims to remind the international community of the ongoing political, social and economic conflict in Afghanistan.

Scholars and practitioners are encouraged to submit a 250-word abstract to answer the question, “What actors and efforts (indigenous and international) could generate a political process in Afghanistan that responds to the immediate as well as long-term dynamics of the conflict?” Abstract submissions are due Friday, Feb. 16 at 11:59 p.m./EST, using this form.

Up to 20 authors will be selected from the applicant pool to prepare papers – 2,000-2,500 words – and present them at the two-day workshop, for peer and expert feedback. Applicants will be notified as to whether or not their paper has been accepted by the beginning of March. For those accepted, the AIAS and USIP will cover travel expenses.

In the event of questions, email the Kroc Institute at krocinst@nd.edu.