Margalla Hills, Pakistan.

Global Conversations: Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Don't miss this conversation with Professor Manju Parikh, PhD '88, on proposed foreign policy efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. The U.S., for its part, has conducted military operations in the country nearly continuously since 9/11. Today, war with the Taliban persists and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated. As his time in office drew to a close, President Obama limited further withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

Newly laid-out plans from the current administration for Afghanistan and the South Asia region have prompted national discussion and further questions. What’s next as we move forward in the new direction?

About the Speaker:

Dr. Manju Parikh, AM '78, PhD '88, is professor emerita of Political Science at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. Her teaching has been framed by a strong interest in the global issues of development, freedom and human rights. Dr. Parikh taught courses on international relations with a focus on Asian politics, global women’s political concerns and gender equality, and Asian American immigrant experiences. She has published in both scholarly journals and popular magazines and has presented at numerous conferences and public lectures. Dr. Parikh received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2009 for research on women legislators in Pakistan and their successful legislation against workplace sexual harassment. Currently, she serves on the boards of Middle East Peace Now and the Collection in Focus Guides Council at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

This event is sponsored by Global Minnesota in partnership with the Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library.


Event Information

Cost: Free
Registration Required: Global Minnesota Event Registration


6:00AM - 7:30PM Wed 11 Oct 2017 ( Timezone: Central )


Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 USA

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Miluska Novota AM '06