With the timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan set in 2014, the focus of policy analysts has turned to Afghanistan’s future after the U.S. pulls out. After spending so much time in Afghanistan, will the U.S. leave behind a legacy of resentment? The Taliban has long been critical of the U.S. presence, but as the Afghan government and its people join the criticism, will pulling out leave behind a country even more dangerous than before?
Margaret Seely’s latest analysis looks at recent events in the area and addresses these and other questions.
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"Making Sense of the Crisis in Gaza," James A. Toronto, associate professor of Arabic and Islamic studies (moderator); Joshua Gubler, assistant professor of political science; R. Quinn Mecham, an assistant professor of political science, NOON, 238 HRCB
"What’s Next for Iraq and the Middle East," Colin H. Kahl, associate professor in the Security Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; background reading: "The New Thirty Years’ War," "Sunni-Shia Divide InfoGuide," "Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria Backgrounder"; 10:00 A.M., 257 HRCB
"Career Reflections: Business," Roger Gardiner, managing director, Credit Risk Management and Advisory, Goldman Sachs, 4:00 P.M., 238 HRCB
“The Asian Century: Australia's Experience and Strategic Opportunities for America,” former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, currently chair of the board of the Global Partnership for Education, Wednesday, 17 September 11:00 A.M., Utah Museum of Fine Arts auditorium, SLC
"The Meaning of the Welfare State: The Welfare State Debate and Danish Literature," Lasse Horne Kjældgaard, director, The Society for Danish Language and Literature in Copenhagen, NOON, 238 HRCB
11:00 A.M.–2:00 P.M., Marigold Quad
"Telling a Korean Family History," Eugene Y. Park, Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History, NOON, 238 HRCB