Conversation with Special Inspector General for Afghanistan:

Current Situation and the Best Practices for Protecting Future Assistance to Afghanistan. A CIPS Event
Thursday, 7 April 2022 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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Anna Bogic
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Webinar Featuring Keynote Speaker John Sopko US Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction


Discussant Daryl Copeland, former Diplomat and Professor

Presented by CIPS, the Asian Studies Network (ASN) and the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN)

The Center for International Policy Studies and its research networks on fragile states and Asian studies will proudly host the American Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John Sopko, who had been sounding alerts about the Afghanistan meltdown for years.  At today’s critical juncture with international organizations and bilateral donors giving prime considerations to respond to the emergency humanitarian and development concerns in Afghanistan and the resumption of financial assistance to the country, John Sopko will discuss the imperative of protecting these funds from waste, fraud, and abuse – as well as ensuring they do not fall into the hands of terrorist organizations and sanctioned individuals.

Discussant Daryl Copeland, a former Canadian diplomat and professor of international relations will offer his views following the Keynote Speaker’s presentation. As for stepping stones to a broader discussion of the current situation in Afghanistan, he will also attempt to frame and situate the critical issues at play in the context of various national, geopolitical and strategic considerations presently at hand.

Nipa Banerjee of the School of International Development and Global Studies coordinates the event.