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Presented By: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies

WCED Panel. Flashpoint: Afghanistan

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Panelists: Adam E. Casey, WCED Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M; Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Governance and Markets, University of Pittsburgh; Aqil Shah, Visiting Scholar in the South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Wick Cary Associate Professor of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma. Moderator: Dan Slater, WCED Director.

Adam Casey is a WCED Postdoctoral Fellow for 2021-23. His research broadly considers the relationship between external intervention and domestic politics in nondemocracies. His book project focuses on the effects of foreign support on the survival of authoritarian client regimes.

Dipali Mukhopadhyay is an associate professor in the global policy area at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on the relationships between political violence, state building, and governance during and after war. She is currently serving as senior expert on the Afghanistan peace process for the U.S. Institute of Peace. She is the author of Good Rebel Governance: Revolutionary Politics and Western Intervention in Syria (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) with Kimberly Howe, and Warlords, Strongman Governors and State Building in Afghanistan(Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili is an associate professor and director of the Center for Governance and Markets at the University of Pittsburgh. Drawing from diverse research methods including field experiments, public opinion surveys, and ethnographic fieldwork, Murtazashvili focuses her work on Central and South Asia, and the former Soviet Union. She also has experience advising for the U.S. Department of Defense, the United Nations Development Program, and UNICEF.

Aqil Shah is a visiting scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He also serves as the Wick Cary Associate Professor in the Department of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on democratization, civil-military relations, U.S. foreign policy, and security issues with a regional focus on South Asia, especially Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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