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Date of event

Webinar Afghanistan's future under Taliban 2.0 rule

September 15, 2021 4:00 PM

The German Group of Liberal International. is organising a webinar on the political situation in Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul, the getaway of President Ashraf Ghani and the collapse of his government, and the takeover of power by the Taliban.

Discussion will be with. Hayatullah Jawad of the Afghan Human Rights Research and Advocacy Organization (AHRRAO), a knowledgeable representative of Afghan democratic civil society, and the topic is: "Afghanistan's future under Taliban 2.0 rule"

Our host will be George Cunningham, who is a former EU Deputy Ambassador to Kabul and very familiar with the realities of the country.

We invite you to attend our webinar on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 5:00 p.m. German time / 4PM UK time

Please click on the following link to participate in the webinar using your computer, tablet or smartphone:

https://www.gotomeet.me/juergenmartensmdb/dgli

Access code: 244-819-445

You can also dial in using a telephone.

Germany: +49 892 0194 301

Access code: 244-819-445

This special session will be in English.

Please note: This is not an LIBG event. Enquiries to: info@dgli.de

Background to the meeting:

A new tragic chapter is unfolding in Afghanistan: The Taliban have taken power and have just formed a new non-inclusive gov-ernment, including UN-sanctioned terrorists. Many states have evacuated their citizens and some of their local employees, un-der dramatic circumstances. Troubled times are ahead for the country. After the Taliban's victory, it is time for the West to re-think its strategy in the fight against terrorism. A mission that began in 2001 under the auspices of the war on terror and then made an attempt at nation-building has ended in failure. The West would do well to avoid such scenarios in the future. For the nascent Afghan civil society, advocating human rights, women's rights and a self-determined life in freedom, the development is an absolute disaster. What are their prospects under the Taliban 2.0 regime? What's about their "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" in Afghanistan. How will the Great Game in Central Asia play out next?

Speaker biography:

Hayatullah Jawad is founder and director of the Afghan Human Rights Research and Advocacy Organization (AHRRAO). He holds a master degree on Human Rights of Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and a bachelor degree from Persian Literature Faculty of Balkh University. He worked as Field Monitoring Officer for about 10 years in Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and in close partnership with the German Federal Foreign Office, GIZ, Berlin Free University, Berghof Foundation, and Max Plank Institute for the Rule of Law.

Jawad participated in the Doha Peace Conference for Afghanistan in 2019 organized by Berghof Foundation and supported by the German Foreign Office. Until recently Jawad worked in Afghanistan on strengthening of decision making processes in peace talks in his home country through academic measures in order to keep the space open for civil and political activities. He is now back in Germany with his core family members. He is a scholar of Friedrich Naumann Foundation.