AFGHANISTAN IN CRISIS: WHERE, AND WHEN, DID THE WEST GO WRONG?

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As the twentieth anniversary of the attacks of 9/11 nears, we seem to have come full circle in Afghanistan. The Taliban are back in power, ISIS is using the country as a base to attack Westerners, and an American president is vowing to bring the terrorists to justice. In this light, it is hard to see the West's nearly two-decade effort at building a stable, democratic Afghan state as anything but a tragic failure. What, if anything, did we accomplish there? What does this all mean for Western institutions such as NATO? And where does this leave Afghans themselves? Read more about this event here.

This online discussion will be moderated by Max Bell School Professor Andrew Potter, with concluding reflections from Professor Jennifer Welsh.

Speakers:

  • Zahra Nader - Afghan journalist and doctoral scholar, York University
  • Ben Rowswell - President and Research Director of the Canadian International Council; former head of the NATO Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar
  • Grant Kippen - Former Chief Electoral Officer for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

>>Read more about our speakers.

This online event is free and open to the general public. It will feature auto-live captioning.  Please contact the School at maxbell.school [at] mcgill.ca to request disability accommodations. All enquiries will be treated confidentially. Advance notice might be necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

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