Identity, Strategy, and the Continuing War in Afghanistan
WHEN Friday | 15 Sep, 1:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
What are the potential victory scenarios in Afghanistan? Different models of insurgency lead to a range of potential post-war outcomes in the country. Using the role of tribal culture, identity, and political incentives, this lecture will address the future of Afghanistan and ways to measure the success and failures of U.S. policy in Central and South Asia.
Shadman Bashir, a visiting professor of law and international relations at Dixie State University, teaches business and criminal law and war and terrorism and global law. A native of the Pakistani tribal region, Bashir is an expert in South Asian law, politics, conflicts and culture. He speaks six languages and multiple dialects. Bashir received a BA in political science from Edwardes College and an LLB in English and Islamic law from the University of Peshawar, both in Pakistan. He then moved to the U.S. and received an LLM in comparative law from California Western School of Law in San Diego.