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