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The challenges of peacebuilding in Afghanistan on Monday's Access Utah

Sohaib Ghyasi

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan raises important questions about the meaning of peacekeeping and peacebuilding in the 21st century. There is a panel discussion today (4:30 p.m. in Old Main 115 at USU and on Zoom) called “The Afghanistan Crisis: The Challenges of Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding.”

This is sponsored by the new USU Global Peacebuilding Certificate and the USU CHaSS Tanner Talks. We’ll talk today with one of the panelists, Danielle Ross, USU Associate Professor of History. We’ll also talk with two of the leaders of the new certificate program Patrick Mason, Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture;  and Colin Flint, Distinguished Professor of Political Geography in the Department of Political Science at Utah State University.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.