Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “Afghanistan and the Asian Future” with Afghanistan's Ambassador to the U.S. on Nov. 2, 2016



"Afghanistan and the Asian Future" with His Excellency Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The event is part of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies Seminar Series.


Ambassador Mohib will consider the long-term potential of Afghanistan's development, with the support of Asian nations including Japan and South Korea, and cooperation with the United States. He will also discuss Afghanistan's recent efforts and achievements in transforming the country into a regional hub for energy and trade towards a more integrated and prosperous Eurasia.


Dr. Hamdullah Mohib
Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States



Dr. Kent Calder
Director of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies


Time and Date
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Johns Hopkins SAIS
Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036



The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can send RSVPs to



Media Contacts
Alexander Evans (for agenda inquiries)
Research and Japan Studies Program Coordinator
Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies

Stacy A. Anderson (for logistic inquiries)
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
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About the Speaker

Hamdullah Mohib is the Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States. Before being appointed ambassador, Dr. Mohib served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. During his tenure at the Presidential Palace, his role involved liaison with governmental counterparts and drafting of bilateral and multilateral agreements. Dr. Mohib also engaged in the substantive preparation and implementation of official presidential visits to Azerbaijan, Belgium, China, Germany, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States as part of the administration's strategy for geopolitical and economic integration. He holds a PhD and Bachelor's degree with honors from Brunel University in the United Kingdom.


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 more than 70 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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