As America's Longest War Comes to an End, What does the future hold for Afghanistan?

July 28th,2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Baher Ghosheh,Ph.D.
President Biden is withdrawing the last remaining troops from Afghanistan by 9/11 of this year. The US having spent 20 years, over $1 trillion and sacrificed thousands of American lives and thousands more injured is leaving Afghanistan to an uncertain future.
Will the current government in Afghanistan survive? Will the gains achieved in education, healthcare, women's rights, and democratization be preserved or will they vanish with the departing foreign troops? Can the Afghan national army prevent the Taliban, Al Qaeda and IS from using the country as a base for operations again?
The program will address these issues and attempt to answer these and other crucial questions associated with the future of Afghanistan.
This event will be live-streamed on our Facebook page and later posted to our Youtube Channel and Website (www.JESerie.org).
Baher Ghosheh,Ph.D.

Dr. Baher Ghosheh holds a Ph.D. in Economic Development from SUNY-Buffalo and has been a Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, cultural and economic Geography at Edinboro University since 1989. He has graduate degrees in International Relations/Middle Eastern Studies, International Trade, and Comparative Economic Development. A native of Jerusalem, Dr. Ghosheh has lived in eight countries, traveled to fifty-nine countries, and has taught in Japan, China, Russia, Italy, and Morocco. He has authored one book, book chapters or Russia and the Middle East  and 60+ articles on the Middle East, Asia, and Japan. He was awarded a Fulbright to conduct research in Malaysia and Singapore and was selected as the Pennsylvania Geographer of the Year and Edinboro University's Educator of the Year. He serves on the JES board of trustees.