AIAS hosted an international conference with the Hollings Center for International Dialogue, “Afghanistan 2015: Transitions to Transformations” to discuss the demographic, institutional, and structural changes taking place within the country. The conference took place in Istanbul, Turkey from August 5 to 9, 2015 and brought together a diverse group of Afghans, Americans and other nationals from various disciplines, including policy practitioners, academics, journalists, and civil society representatives. Participants followed Chatham House rules to allow for an open and candid discussion. Session topics spanned cultural identity, generational changes and challenges, urbanization, international politics, economic policies, and governance and elections. The conference concluded with breakout sessions in which participants brainstormed areas for practical implementation of the ideas expressed.
View the conference report here: AFG-2015-Snapshot-FINAL-12-3-15