Author Archives: AIAS

Dialogue and Sustainable Peace: Processes and Structures

The American Institute of Afghanistan studies and National Center for Dialogue and Progress arranged a Kabul Talks program at the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University on the 2nd October 2019. The guest speakers for the program were Dr. William Maley Professor of Diplomacy at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, where he served as Foundation Director […]

The Afghan Peace Process: The Way Forward

The American Institute of Afghanistan studies and the state ministry for peace held a program titled The Afghan peace process: The way forward at the American University of Afghanistan on 26th of September, 2019. The State Ministry for Peace with the American Institute of Afghanistan studies arranged the program to provide a platform through which […]

The Second Afghanistan Studies Conference: Independence, More Independence, and Beyond Independence

The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS) with Afghanistan center at Kabul University (ACKU) organized the second Afghanistan studies conference from August 17-18, 2019 at Kabul. The second-year Afghanistan studies conference brought together 60 local and global scholars, along with 10 disciplinary and interdisciplinary panels, a Keynote Address, and an Afghanistan Studies Book Lecture. The […]

Role of the Public Administration in Development of Substantial Peace and Good Governance in Afghanistan

AIAS and National center for dialogue and progress jointly arranged a Kabul Talks program at the Rana University on the 4th of July, 2019. The program was started with the welcoming remarks by the vice-chancellor of Rana University Mr Mustafa Saedi. Mr Saedi briefly discussed the role of public administration in government system and good […]

AFG-PAK partnership summit pre-orientation meeting

AIAS hosted the pre-orientation meeting for the third Afg-Pak partnership summit on the 29th of November, 2018. An introduction and overview of the program goals, procedures, and participants introduction, as well as an Introduction of the American Institute of Afghanistan studies and Hollings center, was given to the participants by the AIAS director Dr. Rohullah […]

Al Beruni’s Anthropology in the Fi Tahqiq Malil-Hind in Three Settings: An Assessment

AIAS arranged a talk for Dr. Nazif Shahrani on October 3, 2018. Dr. Shahrani presented his recent research paper on Al-Biruni the greatest scholar of his era, his presentation was titled as: Al Beruni’s Anthropology in the Fi Tahqiq Malil-Hind in Three Settings: An Assessment Al Beruni’s Fi Tahqiq malil Hind (dating to 1030 AD) […]

Why study folklore? Women’s captivity narratives as an area of ordinary people’s imagination and real concern.

AIAS arranged a program for Dr. Margaret Mills on 11the September 2018 at the American university of Afghanistan. Dr. Mills talk started with a few words about the importance and value of forms of folklore (everyday knowledge) as a social data set and as an aesthetic experience, then went on to discuss how people use everyday […]

The mental health awareness campaign “Invisible wounds of violence”

AIAS and ACKU hosted an event at the ACKU on 08 August 2018 to discuss the mental health and its link with the violence in Afghanistan. At the beginning of the program, a welcoming note and introduction of the program were given by Mr. Asef Mehry. Four of the professionals that are working for the […]

Book launch and literary analysis of the book: “let me write for you”

AIAS and ACKU hosted an event for unveiling a novel written by Nahid Mehrgan on 11th July 2018. The program was launched with the introduction of the book and speakers of the program, Dr. Rohullah Amin, and Dr. Yaman Hekmat, and in order to analyze and interpret the content of the book, speakers were requested […]


AIAS, The Hollings Center for international dialogue, and the US embassy in Kabul arranged a per-orientation meeting for the second  Afghanistan-Pakistan partnership summit on 11 January, 2018. This meeting included discussion about: How can barriers to cooperation be overcome?  What are some major barriers to cooperation with Pakistan? How have these barriers affected dynamics between […]