Latest Developments in Afghanistan and Implications for Iran

Bilingual Lecture Series

Latest Developments in Afghanistan and Implications for Iran

Panel with Ahmad Nader Nadery; Homeira Qaderi; and Farah Karimi

Sunday, December 12, 2021
11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

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About the Panel

The Taliban’s Return to Power and Its Implications for Afghanistan and Iran
Ahmad Nader Nadery

How Women in Afghanistan have Strived for Their Rights
Homeira Qaderi

An Expert Reflection on International Responses to the Crisis in Afghanistan
Farah Karimi

About the Panelists

Ahmad Nader Nadery served as a member of the Peace Negotiation Team for Afghanistan Peace Process with the Taliban. He also served as chairman of the independent Civil Service Commission of Afghanistan. Prior to joining the Commission, he was Senior advisor to the President on Public and Strategic Affairs. He has written extensively on politics, human rights, women’s rights, and democracy in Afghanistan. Mr. Nadery studied law and political sciences at Kabul University and earned his master’s degree in International Relations from George Washington University. He also studied leadership at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Homeira Qaderi is an Afghan writer, activist, advocate of women’s rights, and educator. Qaderi was awarded the Malalai Medal, Afghanistan’s highest civilian honor, for exceptional bravery by the President of Afghanistan. She received her Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University in India and was in residence at the University of Iowa in 2015. Her first book in English translation, Dancing in the Mosque, was excerpted by the New York Times and chosen by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best non-fiction books of 2020. Dr. Qaderi is also the author of six books, short stories, and a widely acclaimed novel, Noqra: The Daughter of Kabul River. Homeira Qaderi is currently a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University.

Farah Karimi is the Special Representative on Youth Engagement at the OSCE, and a member of the Dutch Senate for Green Left. She is the head of the Dutch parliamentary delegation to the OSCE PA. She works as an independent professional in the field of leadership and ethics, and she is a non-executive director at the NHL Stenden University for Applied Sciences. Farah Karimi is also the chair of Writers Unlimited, an international literary festival in The Hague. She studied Policy and Governance of International Organizations at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG). She published three books, The Secret of Fire (2005), Battlefield Afghanistan (2006), and In the Name of Freedom (2021).


Panel in Dari/Persian


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Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Iranian Studies, Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies, Musa Sabi Term Chair of Iranian Studies