Tuesday, September 14, 2021
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Watch on Watson's YouTube channel.
This event aims to center the human conditions of Afghans themselves, both in terms of historical developments as well as the challenges of the ongoing crisis. While prevalent media, policy, and academic discourses often center the role of the United States and its military or political allies, this event shifts our focus to the experiences of the people of Afghanistan. Special attention shall be paid to the hardships of the most marginalized and vulnerable communities, such as women and children, ethnic minorities, the internally displaced and refugees abroad, while seeking to address a diversity of experiences and forms of resilience. Despite our focus, we shall also aim to address the question of what led to the latest crisis, what were the key mistakes and responsibilities of the international community, including, but not limited to the US.