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In Washington: Afghanistan-A Survey of the Afghan People

April 25, 2007

<strong>With </strong><a href=”” target=”_blank”><strong>George Varughese</strong></a><strong>, Deputy Country Representative in Afghanistan, The Asia Foundation</strong>

The Asia Foundation is pleased to invite you to a breakfast discussion with Dr. George Varughese, who will discuss The Asia Foundation’s recent study, “State Building, Political Progress, and Human Security in Afghanistan: Reflections on a Survey of the Afghan People.”

This 2007 study examines areas of intense, current interest in Afghanistan, and describes how Afghans view their personal situation, democratic values, trust in formal and informal institutions, political progress, human security, and women’s advancement.  This survey, the culmination of a three-year research program, is the companion piece to The Asia Foundation’s November 2006 public opinion poll, “Afghanistan in 2006: A Survey of the Afghan People.” This research seeks to initiate discourse on public opinion in Afghanistan by providing a citizen perspective on the changes that are transforming Afghan society and politics.

Dr. Varughese’s expertise is in governance, rule of law, access to justice, human rights, conflict and post-conflict situations, and public policy analysis and formulation. Dr. Varughese formerly served as the Foundation’s assistant country representative for Nepal. Prior to joining the Foundation, he was country program advisor for the United Nations Development Program in Nepal, responsible for program research, development, and management related to local governance. Dr. Varughese received his doctorate from Indiana University.


The National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2nd Floor

(Corner of 18th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NW)

1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC


To attend or for more information, please contact Mr. John Stinner at, or 202-588-9420 ext. 1301.

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As seating is limited, please RSVP by Monday, May 14th.

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