Afghanistan: A Transformation in Progress
Event: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, San Francisco
World Affairs Council Auditorium
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Afghanistan has seen much development in recent years, influenced in no small part by the presence of the US military since 2001. With the election of President Ghani and the formation of the National Unity Government in 2015, Afghanistan entered a new era of reform termed ‘the transformation decade.’ While great strides have been made in education, civil rights, economic development and many other areas, there is still more work to be done in achieving self-reliance for the country. Against the backdrop of military, political and economic transitions, what steps are being taken to achieve a sustainable peace for Afghanistan and the region? Join us for a discussion with His Excellency Hamdullah Mohib, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States, and the Honorable Karl Eikenberry, former US ambassador to Afghanistan and Trustee of The Asia Foundation, on the state of Afghanistan’s security, politics, the reform agenda and future challenges to peace and development.
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Karl W. Eikenberry
Payne Distinguished Lecturer, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University
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