A message from Dean Douglas Elmendorf

To the HKS Community, 

I hope everyone’s semester is off to a good start. I am delighted that we are able to be together again on campus.

As we come up to the 20th anniversary of the tragedies of September 11th, 2001, I am writing to follow up on my message a few weeks ago about learning opportunities related to Afghanistan at the Kennedy School this fall. I know of five events that have been scheduled so far—two presentations in the JFK Jr. Forum and three “Dean’s Discussions”—and others may be added later. Here are the events now scheduled: 

Monday, September 13, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Forum
Service Members Reflect on Afghanistan: Past, Present, and Future
Panelists: HKS Students, moderated by Setti Warren

Wednesday, October 6, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM, location TBD 
What Happened in Afghanistan During the Past Two Decades?  
Panelists: Meghan O’Sullivan, Farah Pandith, Eric Rosenbach, moderated by Sarah Wald 

Wednesday, October 6, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Forum
Afghanistan: A Conversation with Ash Carter, moderated by Doug Elmendorf

Wednesday, October 27, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM, location TBD
What's Next for Afghanistan and its People?
Panelists: Ricardo Hausmann, Asim Khwaja, Zoe Marks, moderated by Sarah Wald

Monday, November 8, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM, location TBD
What’s Next for International Relations after the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Panelists: Graham Allison, Kathryn Sikkink, Stephen Walt, moderated by Sarah Wald

As these dates draw closer, please check HKS Daily for information about location and registration. We also plan to record these events and post them to the HKS website.