James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series 


In honor of James C. Chace and his commitment to exchange and engagement, our Speaker Series explores today's pressing issues with today's leading experts. These events are free and open to the public by RSVP.

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Afghanistan: 20 Years On

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Afghanistan: 20 Years On 
President George W. Bush invaded Afghanistan in 2001, in an effort to capture and defeat Al Qaeda and its leader Osama bin Laden. Twenty years later, Joe Biden ended this "forever" war this past summer, noting that Washington achieved its goal of capturing bin Laden. Yet, the withdrawal from Afghanistan was chaotic, as thousands of Afghans scrambled to leave the country. Was withdrawal the right decision? Did the U.S. achieve its goal in Afghanistan? To answer thse questions, we'll be joined by former U.S. State Department official Annie Pforzheimer. Ms. Pforzheimer served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul from 2017-18. She also served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Afghanistan. She will be joined by Bard professor Fred Hof, also an alumnus from the State Department. Via Zoom. RSVP required
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Location: Online Event
Sponsor: Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program
Contact: Elmira Bayrasli
E-mail: ebayrasli@bard.edu
Website: Event Website