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Bruce Tolentino Speaks on New Post as Country Rep in Afghanistan

February 16, 2011

This week, In Asia caught up with The Asia Foundation’s chief economist Dr. V. Bruce J. Tolentino as he prepares for his new post as country representative in Afghanistan July 2011. Of his time working in some of the world’s most conflict-affected areas, he says his experience has “enabled me to be much more appreciative of those elements that bind communities together, rather than focus on those aspects that split us apart.” Read the Q&A.

Related locations: Afghanistan
Related programs: Conflict and Fragile Conditions


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