Afghanistan 2014: The Way Forward

Event Date: Monday March 3, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Room K-354, CGIS Knafel Building, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution is pleased to present:

Afghanistan 2014: The Way Forward


Katherine Hunter
Katherine Hunter
Weatherhead Center Fellow
Former Senior Deputy Country Representative, Asia Foundation in Afghanistan


Sangar Rahimi

Sangar Rahimi
Afghan journalist for the New York Times
2014 Nieman Fellow

Monday, March 3
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Room K-354, CGIS Knafel Building
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA


About the speakers:

Katherine Hunter, Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, has broad senior-level experience in international development across Asia, with specialization in countries undergoing major political transitions and experiencing international intervention.  With experience in governance and public policy; conflict management; NGO sector development; women’s participation in democratic and economic development; rule of law; and leadership development, she served most recently as the resident Senior Deputy Country Representative for The Asia Foundation in Afghanistan.  In this capacity, she directed operations, provided programmatic and compliance support to all programs throughout Afghanistan in national and local-level governance, women’s empowerment, education, and Islam and development, and directed the education program.  Ms. Hunter has had other resident assignments in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Timor-Leste.  Her education includes: B.A. in history from Mount Holyoke College; M.A. in museum practice from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; and M.A. in international relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.

Sangar Rahimi is an Afghan journalist who has reported for The New York Times in Kabul since 2007. He has covered Afghanistan’s war against the Taliban, politics, presidential and parliamentary elections, the first-ever banking scandal in the country, violence against women and violent protests that erupted after American soldiers burned copies of the Koran at Bagram Air Base. He was  honored by The New York Times for his contribution to the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan. With an interest in a range of topics including ethnic- and gender-based discrimination, he is currently at Harvard as a 2014 Nieman Fellow, studying banking scandals, money laundering, corruption and the misuse of power by politicians.


About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series:
The 2013-2014 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The theme for this year’s Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media”.

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