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The “Future of Afghanistan” conference, co-sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School’s India & South Asia Program, the Future of Diplomacy Project, and the Harvard South Asia Institute, is a daylong conference that seeks to answer important questions about the current state of affairs in Afghanistan and the prospects for regional peace and stability in a post-2014 world. It will be hosted on Friday April 5, 2013 at the Harvard Faculty Club.

The conference will feature an array of prominent voices from the region, as well as South Asia experts from the United States and beyond. Panels will cover two broad thematic areas: the challenges and opportunities related to negotiations and security in Afghanistan, and the rule of law and human development.

The conference will have two keynotes. Keynote topics include “The Diplomatic Campaign in Afghanistan & Pakistan” by Ambassador Marc Grossman, Former Special Rep. for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and “The Afghan Government in Perspective” by Ambassador Salahuddin Rabbani, Chair of the Afghan High Peace Council.

The conference will also have five panels. The panels topics include: “Bilateral Security Negotiations”, “The Regional View of the 2014 Withdrawal, Security in a Post-2014 Afghanistan”,” Transitional Justice in Afghanistan”, and “Economic Inclusion: Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in the Economic Sector in Afghanistan.”

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