Perspectives on Afghanistan & U.S. Policy: A Conversation

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
October 21, 2021 - 4:00 pm CDT
- 5:30 pm
Virtual Event
Join us for a conversation with Humphrey School Associate Professor Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Diplomat in Residence Mary Curtin, and Ph.D. student Nasema Zeerak, about the U.S. war in Afghanistan and the aftermath of the U.S. departure, from the perspective of U.S. policy and its impact on Afghan society.


Dipali Mukhopadhyay is Associate Professor of Global Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She is currently serving as senior expert on Afghanistan 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 the State in Afghanistan (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Mary T. Curtin, PhD, a Minnesota native, joined the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota as diplomat-in-residence in 2013 after a 25-year career as a Department of State Foreign Service Officer.

Nasema Zeerak is a Ph.D. student at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on the politics of international state-building and its impact on conflict affected countries.