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Date and Location

November 2, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
T-520 Allison Dining Room


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The recent collapse of the Afghan Government was witnessed by a global audience as the U.S. and NATO forces evacuated their citizens and affiliated Afghan staff from the country.  The emergence of the Taliban likewise raises a number of important questions.  What were the forces that caused the rapid downfall of the Afghan government and the rise of the Taliban?  
In this study group, we will take a look at such broad questions.  We will also evaluate the economic situation in Afghanistan and consider different mechanisms to deal with the Taliban moving forward. 

This study group session will examine the impact of the return of the Taliban to women and minority groups.  I hope to invite guest speakers so that guests can hear from a variety of perspectives.  We will consider how will the rights of such groups could be protected under a Taliban regime. Will be of interest to those who are interested in women and minority rights in Afghanistan.

Pre-regsistration and an HUID are required.

Speakers and Presenters

​Ajmal Ahmady, M-RCBG Senior Fellow