Tue, Jun 28|
CLE Lecture Hall
The Mission in Afghanistan (2001-2012)
Time & Location
Jun 28, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
About the Event
In response to the 9/11 attacks, the United States conducted a military operation in Afghanistan to destroy al Qaeda and remove the Taliban from power, followed by a nation building project to create a centralized democratic government capable of defending itself. While elements of this strategy were justified for counterterrorism purposes, the long-term military operation and nation-building campaign were deeply flawed, with virtually no possibility of succeeding.
Location: CLE Lecture Hall
Presenter: David Schanzer is a Professor of the Practice at the Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of the Triangle Center on terrorism and homeland Security at Duke University. Before coming to duke in 2005, Schanzer served as Minority Staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Legislative Director for Senator Jean Carnahan, Special Counsel for the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, and Counsel to Senators Joe Biden, Jr. and William S. Cohen. he previously served as a trial attorney in U.S. department of Justice, law clerk to the Honorable Nora Shapiro (E.D.Pa.) and law clerk in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States. Schanzer is a graduate of Harvard College (1985) and Harvard Law School (1989).