Tuesday, October 27, 2020 4:00 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
South Asia Center presents
Afghanistan Today: A Round Table Discussion
In this roundtable discussion,
panelists will discuss the opportunities and challenges for governance and
civil society in Afghanistan today, including on-going peace talks,
reconstruction, urbanization, and education, particularly in and around Kabul.
Panelists will include:
Sohrob Aslamy is a PhD student in the Department of
Geography and the Environment at Syracuse University. His research explores
urban development in Kabul, Afghanistan to better understand state-society
relations in the country’s capital.
Akbar Quraishi ’09 BA (IR)/’11
MAIR is a First Secretary at the Embassy of Afghanistan, covering political and
security issues. He joined the Afghan government in 2002 following the collapse
of the Taliban.
Farishta Sakhi a PhD candidate at Carter School of
Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. Before joining GMU, Sakhi’s worked
for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Afghanistan serving as a
senior diplomat and a member of the leadership team of the ministry.
The discussion will be moderated by Amy Friers ’11 BA
(PSc)/’17 MAIR. She lived and worked in Afghanistan for five years during which
she was part of the team that created the University of Afghanistan, where she
served as Vice-Chancellor and professor.
She currently works with Team Afghan Power, a charity focused on using
renewable energy to improve educational outcomes in rural Afghanistan.
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Co-sponsored by the Central
Asia and Caucasus Research Group.
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