Last summer, the world witnessed the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, one of the largest and most rapid humanitarian evacuation missions in U.S. history. As the Taliban reclaimed power, Afghans fled the country, both to neighboring states by foot and via evacuation by the U.S. and its allies to be ultimately resettled as refugees. A new event series, hosted by the Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees program at Baker Hall, brought together experts to discuss the evacuation efforts as well as what lies ahead for the future of Afghanistan — focusing in particular on the rights of Afghan women — and for those Afghan nationals able to resettle abroad.
At the second event in this series, a panel of experts examined the rapid 2021 evacuation mission, the subsequent resettlement process and the integration of Afghan refugees in Houston and elsewhere. Watch the first event in the series, on the future of women's rights in Afghanistan, here.
6:00 p.m. — Reception
6:30 p.m. — Panel Discussion
7:30 p.m. — Q&A Session
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Journalist; Former Reporter, The New York Times
Women's Empowerment Liaison, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
Former Head Coach, Iranian National Women's Soccer Team
Kelsey Norman, Ph.D.
Fellow for the Middle East; Director, Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program, Baker Institute