War in Afghanistan: Costs of Failure and Costs of Success

Date & time

Mar 28, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall

Free and open to the public.

The war in Afghanistan is entering its eleventh year with the debate over continuing or withdrawing often reduced to little more than bumper sticker phrases. Former US ambassador to Afghanistan Ronald Neumann will discuss what is at stake, what may be possible and the political and strategic costs of both continuation and withdrawal.

About the speaker
Ronald E. Neumann is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary and has served as Ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Ambassador Neumann wrote a book on his time in Afghanistan, The other War: Winning and Losing in Afghanistan. As the president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, he focuses on State Department and USAID personnel reform.

For more on Ronald E. Neumann, visit: http://www.academyofdiplomacy.org/about_us/contact.html.

Sponsored by: the International Policy Center, and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.