The Middle East Institute is proud to host Marvin Weinbaum, scholar at the Middle East Institute, and Caroline Wadhams, Director for South Asia Security Studies at the Center for American Progress, for a discussion on the outcomes and impact of the recent parliamentary elections in Afghanistan. Recently returned from Afghanistan, where
they were election monitors in Kabul Province and Balkh Province, respectively, Dr. Weinbaum and Ms. Wadhams will share their recent experiences on the ground and assess the ramifications of the elections for Afghanistan's prospects for democracy. Their discussion will shed light on the Afghan election process and the outlook for a democratic future for Afghanistan.