Type: School event

What's next for Afghanistan?


This is an in-person event for Ford School students, faculty, and staff only. This event will not be livestreamed.


Javed Ali, John Ciorciari, Ambassador Susan Page, Ambassador Mel Levitsky

Date & time

Aug 30, 2021, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT


Betty Ford Classroom, 1110 Weill Hall
735 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to Ford School students, faculty, and staff. Should registration exceed the capacity of the room, participants will be selected at random via lottery. 

Join Associate Professor of Practice Javed Ali, IPC/WDC director John Ciorciari, Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy Ambassador Susan D. Page, and IPC/WDC Senior Advisor and Professor of International Policy and Practice Ambassador Mel Levitsky for a conversation about the situation in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces. We will explore issues including the impact of the withdrawal on U.S. foreign policy, intelligence, and counterterrorism efforts; regional security and diplomacy; domestic developments, humanitarian conditions, and human rights within Afghanistan; the ongoing evacuation and refugee exodus; and the U.S. domestic political ramifications of the crisis.


Health and safety

The most current University of Michigan health and safety protocols will be followed. At this time, U-M requires individuals to wear face masks inside all campus buildings and will be expected to complete their ResponsiBLUE survey prior to entering Weill Hall, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Please see the U-M Campus Maize and Blueprint for all current public health guidance, policy, and answers to frequently asked questions. For contact tracing purposes, attendees must register for this event using the form linked at the top of this listing.

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