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  • Future of US Policy in Afghanistan: Human Rights, US Military Presence, & Confronting the Taliban

    This livestream conversation addresses the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan, featuring a diverse panel of experts:
    - Patricia Gossman: Associate Asia Director of Human Rights Watch (BRUSSELS)
    - Hosna Jalil: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs
    - Dr. Asfandyir Mir: Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation
    - Michael O’Hanlon: Co-Director of Brookings’ Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology
    - Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili (Moderator): Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Governance and Markets at the University of Pittsburgh

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  • Detroit Versus Silicon Valley: Who Prevails and When?

    Russell Hensley, McKinsey & Company

    Rachel Nguyen, Future Lab, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

    Alex Roy, Human Driving Association

    Moderator: Paul Lienert, Reuters

    The future of the automobile industry will increasingly see technology firms from Silicon Valley and elsewhere overlapping with traditional automakers in Detroit, Germany and Japan. Will the tech companies dominate? Or will the automakers’ century-old experience of mass manufacturing, nationwide network of dealers and their political backing in Congress keep them in the game? Will there be a wave of mergers, or will a few companies survive and the rest fade away? This plenary panel will look at the bigger picture of how the automotive industry might reorganize itself in the coming decades.

The Digital Library has been made possible through a generous grant from the Giles W. And Elise G. Mead Foundation