Twenty years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, America has finally ended the war in Afghanistan — but many of the leaders, ideas, and incentives that sustained our failed nation-building project remain.
On Friday, September 10th, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft will bring together government officials, journalists, and foreign policy experts for a series of virtual discussions about the two decades of American militarism that 9/11 spurred.
Join us as we explore what lessons, if any, America has learned from the war in Afghanistan and how we can avoid repeating the same costly mistakes.
Will the Failure in Afghanistan Change U.S. Foreign Policy?
America’s shifting foreign policy consensus and the future of global engagement
Andrew Bacevich — President, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
Anne-Marie Slaughter — CEO, New America
Peter Beinart — Editor-At-Large, Jewish Currents
Moderated by Trita Parsi, Executive-Vice President, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
LIVE at 9:00-10:00 AM EST
Could the War Possibly Have Been Won?
How twenty years of failed counterinsurgency paved the road to the Kabul airport
Azmat Khan — Assistant Professor, Columbia Journalism School
Carter Malkasian — Author of The American War in Afghanistan: A History
Barnett Rubin — Associate director, New York University’s Center on International Cooperation
Moderated by Adam Weinstein, Research Fellow, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
LIVE at 10:00-11:00 AM EST
How Did the Afghan War Become Endless, and How Do We Avoid this Trap Going Forward?
Dismantling Washington’s incentives for endless war
Senator Chris Murphy in conversation with Andrew Bacevich
LIVE at 11:00-11:30 AM EST