At 4pm on 6 October 2020 Dr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, will deliver a lecture on ‘Peacebuilding in Afghanistan’ at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies.

Professor Sultan Barakat, the Director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS), stated that “this lecture comes at a crucial time for the intra-Afghan peace process in Doha and will allow for President Ghani to address the critical challenges that Afghanistan faces and set out his vision for a sustainable and peaceful post-settlement future, especially since it is incumbent upon the intra-Afghan peace negotiations to deal with the legacy of nearly two decades of bloody conflict, a major responsibility towards meeting the current historical opportunity”.

President Ghani has served as the Head of State of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan since his election in September 2014. He also served as Minister of Finance in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2004 and also as the Chancellor of Kabul University. Dr. Ghani has previously worked as a researcher in political science and anthropology, a professor at a number of American and Afghan universities, and as an expert at the World Bank in international development assistance.

CHS particularly welcomes this lecture, from its standpoint as an independent academic research and studies center that produces rigorous interdisciplinary research on the causes and impact of conflicts, humanitarian crises, state fragility and war-to-peace transitions in the Middle East and beyond. CHS was established in 2016 by its Founding Director, Professor Sultan Barakat. CHS invests in building in-house research capacity and works collaboratively with leading partner organizations both in the region and globally.

President Ghani‘s lecture will be followed by a short discussion with Professor Barakat and a question and answer session with the live audience.

Attendance of the lecture is by invitation only and it will be streamed live online on the social media platforms of CHS:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onlinechs

Twitter: https://twitter.com/onlineCHS

YouTube: https://bit.ly/2StUBTu