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Panel Discussion: “US- Taliban Negotiations: Background, Process, and Potential Impact”

November 12, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

The US and the Taliban have been fighting for 18 years. While there have been a number of diplomatic attempts over the years to end the conflict, it was only in September 2019 that the Trump administration began public negotiations with the Taliban. What prompted the current US administration to engage in dialogue with the Taliban and why would the Taliban agree to talk? How was the connection made between the parties and what specifics were discussed in these meetings? If the negotiations are successful, what is the potential impact on the US relationship with the Afghan government, as well as the impact on the Afghan people, and specifically on the woman of Afghanistan? Join us for a presentation with experts in the field, followed by Q&A with the audience.


Panelists include:

  • Annie Pforzheimer– Senior Associate at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Afghanistan, US Department of State
  • Barnett Rubin– Associate Director and Senior Fellow, Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Program, Center for International Cooperation at NYU
  • Palwasha Kakar– Senior Program Officer, Religion and Inclusive Societies, United States Institute of Peace; Former Afghanistan director for Women’s Empowerment and Development, The Asia  Foundation


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November 12, 2019
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm