A recent trip to Washington D.C. highlights the Center for Afghanistan Studies’ important international role.
Last month, Center Director Sher Jan Ahmadzai participated in an Atlantic Council panel, discussing possible solutions for a water crisis affecting Afghans and Iranians.
Ahmadzai, who joined the panel at invitation of Afghan Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib, recently published a book and completed a project related to the subject.
The Transbondary Waters Project was an effort to bring together scholars from Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan to discuss possible scientific solutions to the problem of water scarcity and management in the region. The Center organized conferences in all three locations for this purpose and developed distance learning modules that are available at the Center’s website.
Ahmadzai co-authored a book on the subject, “Transboundary Water Resources in Afghanistan: Climate Change and Land-Use Implications,” with Jack Schroder, research coordinator at the Center for Afghanistan Studies and professor emeritus of Geology and Geography.
Later in September, Ahmadzai and Bruce Grogan, co-director of International Studies and Programs, discussed the longstanding relationship between the United States and Afghanistan during the Afghan Embassy’s celebration of Afghanistan’s 97th Independence Day.
Read a recap of the event.
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