Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Assessing the Afghan Elections

Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 9:00am – 10:30am

WASHINGTON, D.C – On August 20, the Afghan people went to the polls to vote in the country’s second presidential elections since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. Despite record levels of voter registration, a heavy campaign of intimidation by insurgents is reported to have depressed turnout, and allegations of fraud in the run up to and conduct of the election have raised questions about how legitimate the eventual announcement of official results will be perceived by the Afghan people.

Please join the Center for American Progress for an assessment of the elections and their implications for the future Afghan government and U.S. policy in the region, featuring observations from international election monitors Eric Bjornlund and Brian Katulis and NPR National Security Correspondent Jackie Northam.

Moderated by:

Caroline Wadhams, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:

Eric Bjornlund, Principal, Democracy International
Jackie Northam, National Security Correspondent, National Public Radio
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Breakfast will be served at 8:30am

To RSVP, please contact Suzi Emmerling at [email protected].

Center for American Progress ,
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

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Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

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