Afghanistan: A Conversation with Ash Carter


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Doug Elemendorf
Ash Carter
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan and the ensuing takeover by the Taliban have led to intense reactions and debates worldwide. Twenty years after 9/11, what does this mean for homeland security and U.S. foreign policy? How should Americans reflect on the immense contributions and sacrifices made in Afghanistan – and how can we best promote human rights there going forward? Harvard Kennedy School Dean Doug Elmendorf will host former Secretary of Defense and Belfer Center Director Ash Carter for a conversation about these and other issues related to Afghanistan.

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