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Intra-Afghan Dialogues and Other Work

  • In 2023, AfPAD initiated a sustained Dialogue and Visioning Group among Afghans from diverse backgrounds. The initiative brings together a group of peacebuilding and peacemaking experts to explore opportunities for a negotiated process to address humanitarian, development, and political futures for Afghanistan.
  • In February 2022, Aref Dostyar and Laurie Nathan organized a Track 2 Dialogue titled “How Should the International Community Respond to the Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan?” A diverse group of Afghan leaders and representatives from the international community, including the UN and aid agencies, participated in the dialogue which aimed to enhance understanding on effective policies for aid delivery and reviving Afghanistan’s economy.
  • The Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) team at the Kroc Institute is working to distill best practices in peacemaking and peace agreement design and implementation to support facilitators, negotiators, and conflict parties working in Afghanistan. PAM Director Josefina Echavarría Alvarez works with PAM’s research associates and partners who provide expert briefs and substantive advice on issues related to peace in Afghanistan.
  • The Contending Modernities (CM) research initiative at the Kroc Institute analyzes the role religion plays in the constitutional and legal order of Afghanistan. Ebrahim Moosa, CM Co-Director and Mirza Family Professor of Islamic Thought and Muslim Societies, is examining the judicial and legislative developments under the Taliban as well as working to engage a new generation of Madrasa-educated theologians on issues of revitalizing and exploring theology and tradition. A tried and tested educational curriculum piloted in other parts of South Asia helps traditional Muslim scholars (ulamā) in South and Central Asia to navigate a number of social, political, theological, and legal issues by deepening their theological and scientific literacy.