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February 2016

Advancing US – Afghan Ties

February 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am

A Discussion with Senator Tom Cotton

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May 2016

Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani on Advancing Reforms

May 13, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
U.S. Institute of Peace,
2301 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States

Nearly four decades of warfare has eroded the rule of law in Afghanistan, leaving the country’s people with limited access to professional civilian police, state courts and other formal systems for securing justice. In his inaugural address, President Ashraf Ghani named the reform of such systems as a central goal. On May 13, Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani discussed her country’s history of violent conflict and recent progress and challenges in reforming the justice sector, including for women.

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June 2016

Irreversible Damage: Civilian Harm in Modern Conflict

June 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
U.S. Institute of Peace,
2301 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States

United States forces and their allies abroad have underestimated the irreversible damage done to their missions when they kill or harm civilians, says a new report by combat veteran and strategist Christopher Kolenda and human rights researcher Rachel Reid. Yet military forces can make changes to dramatically reduce civilian casualties—and did so in Afghanistan—without undermining their own force protection or ceding military advantage. Tragically, this hard-won lesson is often lost, as in the disastrous U.S. airstrike on an Afghan hospital that killed…

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A Good Diagnosis for Afghanistan: Strengthening the Health Sector

June 23, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Woodrow Wilson Center,
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Afghanistan recently completed its first-ever Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), the international “gold standard” assessment tool used by over 90 countries to evaluate a population’s health and disseminate nationally representative data on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDs, and nutrition. This event will discuss key findings from the USAID-funded survey, review the current state of health in Afghanistan, and introduce the Ministry of Public Health’s vision for the future as described in the draft National Health Strategy…

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July 2016

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Using Art to Wage Peace From Afghanistan to the Mideast

July 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
United States Institute of Peace,
2301 Constitution Avenue
Washington D.C. , DC United States
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How Grass-Roots Activists Turn Blast Walls and Blight into Public Dialogues for Peace Amid warfare and violence, grass-roots artists across South Asia and the Middle East are using public, visual art to reclaim public space to promote peaceful social change. Groups such as Afghanistan-based ArtLords and Awareness and Prevention Through Art, which works in the Middle East, are converting blast walls and blighted buildings into murals and other works that prompt discussions in their communities about how to reduce the injustices,…

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November 2016

The Asia Foundations 2014 Survey of the Afghan People

November 18, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
U.S. Institute of Peace,
2301 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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