Afghans Look At 2014

Event Series: 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 5:00pm-6:00pm (ended)

223 Moses Hall 

Dr. Thomas Barfield
Professor of Anthropology, Boston University and President of the American Institute for Afghanistan Studies
Afghanistan's future looks ever more unpredictable as international forces move toward a planned drawdown in 2014.  Many security and foreign policy analysts in Afghanistan and abroad fear a return of civil war and international isolation.  
Three questions now dominate international attention:  are the Taliban likely to retake power after international forces withdraw? will President Hamid Karzai's government and armed forces be able to retain power? and what role will Afghanistan's neighbors — esp. Pakistan, India and Iran — play in the country's future?   
Boston University Professor Thomas Barfield, author of the recent book Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History and a leading American analyst of Afghanistan, will address this critical issue in a seminar at the UC Berkeley Institute of International Studies.
Co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia Studies.