Afghanistan’s Alternatives for Peace and Development

-A Lecture by Dr. M. Nazif Shahrani-

The US and international coalition policies of the last seven years of reconstruction and war on terror are proving to be ineffective in delivering peace, stability and democracy in Afghanistan. What were/are the fundamental assumptions behind these policies and why are they failing? What might be alternative approaches to these policies for rescuing Afghanistan from yet another impending disaster before it is too late?

Dr. Shahrani was born, raised and partly educated in Afghanistan after which he went on to receive his Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Washington. Currently, he is Chairman of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University where he has also served as Director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program. He frequently visits Afghanistan.

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