Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “The New U.S. Strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia: Opportunities and Implications,” on Thursday, November 2, 2017

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“The New U.S. Strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia: Opportunities and Implications,” will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

The Trump administration has outlined a new strategy for engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia that will not only focus on Afghanistan, but address challenges faced by the entire region, and integrate a variety of instruments including diplomacy and economic power.
The panel will explore the opportunities and implications of the new U.S. strategy by examining Afghanistan’s current economic outlook, policies, reform priorities, and possibilities for regional cooperation. The experts will also analyze how U.S. diplomatic, security, and aid policies could support a new vision for Afghanistan.
Ambassador James B. Cunningham
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Israel, and the United Nations, and Consul General for Hong Kong and Macau
Christoph Duenwald
Mission Chief for Afghanistan and former Mission Chief for the West Bank and Gaza at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, and former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Argentina, and Afghanistan
Dr. Daniel S. Markey
Director of the Master of Arts in Global Policy and Senior Research Professor in International Relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS
Dr. Kent E. Calder
Director of the Reischauer Center and Director of Asia Programs at Johns Hopkins SAIS
Time and Date
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting “Media” on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Media Contacts
Alexander E. Evans (for agenda inquiries)
Research and Program Coordinator
Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
Stacy A. Anderson (for logistic inquiries)
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017