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.
Read this and other policy analyses at www.praemon.org.
"The Migration Myth: How Turkey and Hungary Have Anti-Immigration Policies Without Immigrants," Umut Korkut, lecturer, Glasgow Caledonian University, NOON, 238 HRCB, see flyer
"End-of-Semester Party and 'Write-for-Rights' Global Letter-Writing Campaign," 7:00 P.M., 3714 HBLL; hang with the awesome BYU Amnesty family (i.e., FAMnesty!), help write letters on several key issues, and eat.
"Crossing a Frontier by Exposing Yourself to New Ideas: Why the Search for Truth is the Hallmark of an Academic’s Life," Ralph B. Brown, professor of sociology, BYU, 3:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, see flyer
16th Annual Inquiry Conference, advanced call: Monday, 18 November; final call: Friday, 10 January 2014; the Inquiry Conference is an annual forum that allows students, faculty, and the public to come together to discuss academic questions regarding international topics, such as national identity, micro-financing, and post-colonialism, see flyer
"Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement," Douglas M. Johnston, president and founder, International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, 7:00 P.M., Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, learn more
"Hamlet, Prince of Grief," a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, performed in Farsi with English supertitles, Thu–Sat, 23–25 Jan, Margetts Theatre
"The Politics and Culture of Relief and Reconstruction: Post-Earthquake Haiti," Amy Wilentz, contributing editor, Nation Magazine; professor of English, University of California, Irvine, 7:00 P.M., Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, learn more