Afghanistan Analysts Network – English


Multi-panel discussion at the U.S. Institute of Peace

Sudhansu Verma < 1 min

The Long Search for Peace in Afghanistan – Top-Down and Bottom-Up Efforts

AAN’s co-director Kate Clark will be speaking at the the U.S. Institute of Peace on Thursday, June 7 during a multi-panel discussion on practical steps for the search for peace in Afghanistan.

The event will examine the issue from two crucial perspectives: the top-down effort to reach a political settlement involving the Taliban, and the bottom-up effort to forge peace in local communities. We will feature a distinguished and diverse range of American, Afghan, and other experts who have directly worked on this issue in government, the United Nations, academia, and civil society. They will provide a comprehensive look at an effort that is vital to Afghanistan’s future, but often poorly understood outside a small community of experts.

3:25pm – 4:50pm – Panel 2: Bottom-Up Peace: Militias, Reintegration and Local Accommodations
  • Michael Semple, Visiting Professor, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Kate Clark, Director, Afghanistan Analysts Network
  • Erica Gaston, Non-Resident Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute
  • Nilofar Sakhi, Lecturer, George Mason University
  • Moderator: Scott Worden, Director of Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace

For further details: The Long Search for Peace in Afghanistan – Top-Down and Bottom-Up Efforts

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Venue: 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037