Political Salon: US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the subsequent upheaval has dominated the news cycle lately. Having trouble understanding why and how it's all happening? You're not alone!

Join us for our first Political Salon, where we will discuss this issue with Dr. Andrew Winner.

About Dr. Winner

Andrew C. Winner is a professor of strategic studies in the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He was department chair from 2013-2019. He is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe. At the Naval War College, he is director of the Indian Ocean Studies Group. Prior to his time at the Naval War College, he was at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis in Cambridge MA working on Department of Defense issues ranging from Nordic/Baltic security to nuclear deterrence and counterproliferation. Prior to joining the Institute, he held positions at the U.S. Department of State where he worked on nonproliferation, Persian Gulf security, NATO enlargement, arms control in Europe, arms transfer policy, and security assistance. He also worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense on European security including on the U.S. delegation to the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty negotiations. He is co-editor of The Indian Ocean and US Grand Strategy: Ensuring Access and Promoting Security, Georgetown University Press, 2014. He is also the co-author of Indian Naval Strategy in the 21st Century, Routledge, 2009. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna Center/DC), and an A.B. from Hamilton College.

About our Political Salon

One benefit of the pandemic has been the proliferation of online events. DACH has flourished during this time, as members from all over the country have been able to join events typically hosted by different chapters.

As the world opens back up (knock on wood), we want to maintain this connectivity, so we are introducing a monthly Political Salon. Each month will have a leader and topic announced ahead of time and will allow members to learn from experts and each other.

If you have a suggestion for a future salon (or would like to lead one!), please email Eric at [email protected].

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September 09, 2021 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm Bern Time
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Bern, BE
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