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Afghanistan is entering a new phase with unprecedented opportunities for peace and stability. How can the United States and international allies ensure that a political settlement with the Taliban will lead to a durable peace? What will it take to ensure long-term security while slowly tapering down development and security assistance? What does the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic mean for sustaining human security and the consolidation of Afghanistan’s democratic institutions?

Join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the United States Institute of Peace on June 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (DC) / 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Kabul) for a conversation with H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Afghanistan’s vision for peace and how to sustain progress towards stability and prosperity. 

Keynote speaker

H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Frederick Kempe
President & CEO
Atlantic Council

Stephen Heintz
President and CEO
Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Stephen J. Hadley (moderating)
Executive Vice Chair
Atlantic Council
Chair, Board of Directors
United States Institute of Peace

Nancy Lindborg
President & CEO
United States Institute of Peace

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The South Asia Center is the hub for the Atlantic Council’s analysis of the political, social, geographical, and cultural diversity of the region. ​At the intersection of South Asia and its geopolitics, SAC cultivates dialogue to shape policy and forge ties between the region and the global community.

The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security.