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The Future of Afghanistan

The Future of Afghanistan table
Date29 Sep 2021
Time3:00 pm 5:00 pm BST |10:00 am12:00 pm EDT
Provider Kings College London
Type Virtual
CostNo Cost
Booking URLhttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/the-future-of-afghanistan

It has been twenty years since the US and its allies invaded Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban. In the wake of that defeat came an American occupation that killed 241,000 civilians, remade the country’s political map, and also fundamentally challenged the institutions of Afghan society.

The recent withdrawal of US troops is set to remake the country anew. What is the future of Afghanistan? What could it be? What are the key internal and external dynamics going forward? What role, if any, can external actors play in this process? This roundtable promises a brutally honest conversation between prominent Afghan voices and scholars of Afghanistan.

Speaker information

Chair: Dr Christine Cheng, Senior Lecturer in War Studies, King’s College London


  • Dr Frances Brown, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Programme
  • Professor Faten Ghosn, Distinguished Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy and Faculty, University of Arizona
  • Mr Abdullah Khenjani, former Deputy Minister of Coordination, Strategy & Policy in Afghanistan’s State Ministry for Peace
  • Ms Nargis Nehan, former Director General of the Treasury Department at the Ministry of Finance, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Education, and Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education