Author Archives: James Souza

AIAS hosted French ambassador in Herat

AIAS hosted newly-appointed French ambassador to Afghanistan Mr David Martinon on 17th of February, 2020 in Herat Citadel of Herat City. The French ambassador was invited by Prof. Michael Barry to visit the Timurid arts exhibition in Herat citadel. French Ambassador was accompanied by Director of French archaeological delegation to Afghanistan Mr Philippe Marquis and […]

Hosting government official at AUAF

AIAS hosted a number of high ranking government official at the American University of Afghanistan on 13th of February 2020. These officials included Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Deputy Director General of Administrative office of the President with some members of the administrative office of the president, deputies from ministries of public health and […]

Prospects of Peace in Light of the Nexus of Terror and Organized Crime in Afghanistan

AIAS arranged a talk for Dr Arian Sharifi on 13th of Feb, 2020 at the American University of Afghanistan. Dr Sharifi is an Afghan-American professional with a diverse experience portfolio. He has the experience of working with various government and non-government organizations, including serving as the Director-General of National Threat Assessment at the Office of […]

Overview of Public Policy Process – Case Example: Anticorruption Policy Making in Afghanistan

AIAS arranged a talk for Dr Saeed Parto at the American University of Afghanistan titled an overview of Public policy process-Case Example: Anticorruption Policy Making in Afghanistan on 25th of November 2019. Saeed Parto is the co-founder and Director of Research at Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO). He has over 25 years of experience […]

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) […]