Sixth Annual Saltzman Forum “Afghanistan: Prospects for Peace”

December 03, 2010

1501 International Affairs Building


with Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad, Hassan Abbas, Anthony Cordesman, Giles Dorronsoro, Christine Fair, Joshua Foust, Col. Randy George, Jean-Marie Guehénno, Clare Lockhart, Austin Long, Dante Paradiso, Michael Semple, James Shinn, Abraham Wagner

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and

The Center for International Conflict Resolution


The Sixth Annual Saltzman Forum

“Afghanistan: Prospects for Peace”


9:00: Welcome and Introductions
Richard K. Betts, Director, SIWPS

9:10-10:30: Looking Back on the “Bonn Process”
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, Khalilzad Associates
Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Columbia University

10:30-10:40: Break

10:40-12:00: Panel 1: Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan
Anthony Cordesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Col. Randy George, Council on Foreign Relations
Austin Long, Columbia University
Abraham Wagner, Columbia University

12:00-1:15: Lunch

1:15-2:35: Panel 2: Regional Dynamics of the Conflict  
Hassan Abbas, Columbia University
Christine Fair, Georgetown University
Joshua Foust, Northrup Grumman Information Systems

2:35-2:40: Break

2:40-4:00: Panel 3: Afghan Politics and Negotiation with the Taliban
Gilles Dorronsoro, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dante Paradiso, U.S. State Department
Michael Semple, Harvard University

4:00-4:05: Break

4:05-5:25: The Road Ahead and Concluding Remarks
Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Columbia University
Clare Lockhart, Institute for State Effectiveness
James Shinn, Princeton University

5:25-5:30: Farewell

The videos of this forum are available on Columbia’s YouTube channel:

Part I
Part II
Part III
The Road Ahead and Concluding Remarks