Timing
A Conversation with First Lady of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Rula Ghani

A Conversation with First Lady of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Rula Ghani

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

To explore the importance of Afghan women in building a sustainable peace process, H.E. First Lady Rula Ghani will join USIP for a timely discussion on her role in the Afghan Women’s National Consensus for Peace (Ejma-e-Mili), as well as other current events on peace, security, and governance in Afghanistan. Following a keynote address by the First Lady will be a moderated question and answer session.

Gender; Peace Processes

Reintegrating Taliban Fighters in Afghanistan

Reintegrating Taliban Fighters in Afghanistan

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 / Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

On September 18, USIP and SIGAR held the official launch of “Reintegration of Ex-Combatants: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan.” The event included a keynote address by Special Inspector General John Sopko, followed by a panel discussion on the report’s findings and recommendations—both for the ongoing insurgency and for a post-settlement Afghanistan.

Violent Extremism; Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Democracy & Governance

Peace for Afghanistan: What Has Changed?

Peace for Afghanistan: What Has Changed?

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019 / Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

While all parties take stock of the new situation and determine the best way forward to achieve stability in Afghanistan and the region, USIP brought together a distinguished panel of experts to assess where the peace process stands and identify possibilities for sustainable talks in the future.

Peace Processes; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

Women Leading Nonviolent Movements

Women Leading Nonviolent Movements

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019 / Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

To celebrate National Women’s History Month, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the 2020 One Woman, One Vote Festival will host an intergenerational discussion among women nonviolent activists.

Gender; Nonviolent Action

Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad on the Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan

Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad on the Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019 / Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

USIP is pleased to host Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad for his first public event since becoming the special representative. His remarks will discuss recent progress and challenges to advance a peace process in Afghanistan, and will be followed by a discussion with USIP Board Chair and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley.

Peace Processes

Questions from CENTCOM on Achieving Peace in Afghanistan

Questions from CENTCOM on Achieving Peace in Afghanistan

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018 / Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

The effort to end the war in Afghanistan with a political settlement has moved to the forefront of the policy conversation, with all elements of the U.S. government, including the military, increasingly playing a role. In support of this effort, USIP is partnering with CENTCOM—the U.S. military command responsible for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Middle East—for a panel on the status of the Afghan peace process and the U.S. military’s potential role.

Peace Processes; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Civilian-Military Relations

Preserving the Past to Strengthen Afghanistan’s Future

Preserving the Past to Strengthen Afghanistan’s Future

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 / Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The U.S. Institute of Peace and the U.S. Department of State jointly hosted a book launch event for Afghanistan’s Heritage, Restoring Spirit and Stone. The event included a discussion with senior panelists who explored how preserving cultural heritage in Afghanistan not only protects the invaluable contributions and historical experiences of people in the region, but also directly supports Afghanistan’s present-day efforts toward becoming a stable and prosperous nation.