September 12, 2008, 9:00am – 10:00am
Dr. Ashraf Ghani, current chairman of the Institute for State Effectiveness, will share his insight and firsthand experience of Afghanistan at an upcoming Center for American Progress event. Dr. Ghani is perhaps most well-known as Afghanistan’s Minister of Finance from 2002 – 2004. In this position, Dr. Ghani led his country’s reconstruction efforts including the introduction of a new currency and tax system.
Yet, seven years after the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan remains a failed state. In this lecture, Dr. Ghani will help explain the reasons for this failure and what can be done to improve the current situation. He will also examine how billions of dollars from the international community have done little to help bolster a failing state. Please join us for this timely discussion.
Gayle Smith, Senior Fellow and Co-Chair of the ENOUGH Project
Dr. Ashraf Ghani, Chairman of the Institute for State Effectiveness and Former Finance Minister of Afghanistan
Center for American Progress 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005
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