Thomas E. Gouttierre, an expert on Afghanistan, will address the current situation and future prospects for this war torn country in the forum Assessing Afghanistan in 2011: Opportunities and Challenges Ten Years after 9/11. America is invested in Afghanistan’s future and Gouttierre is a pivotal actor in the American-Afghani relationship.
Leading up to his current position as the Dean of International Studies and Programs and Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a Fulbright Fellow, a Senior Political Affairs Officer on the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission to Afghanistan in 1996-97, and a member of the International Rescue Committee’s Citizens Commission on Afghanistan Refugees. He has testified at hearings before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations, the British Parliament, the French National Assembly, the Norwegian Storting, and the UN Select Committee on Human Rights.
The forum will take place at Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington onWednesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium, and it is free and open to the public.