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Georgetown Community Responds to Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan, Continues Longtime Outreach and Advocacy

As the tragic and difficult events have unfolded in Afghanistan in the recent days and weeks, members of the Georgetown community have mobilized to find ways to help. Since 2001, Georgetown has been at the forefront of efforts to support Afghan scholars and students, and will continue outreach and advocacy.

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Protect Afghan Women

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security started Protect Afghan Women to encourage action and donations to help the evacuation of at-risk Afghan women and to spread the word about the conditions in Afghanistan for women civil society and human rights leaders.

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U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council (USAWC)

Founded in 2002 and co-chaired by the president of Georgetown University and the U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, the USAWC is a non-partisan public-private partnership that convenes governments, civil society and the private sector around the goal of supporting Afghan women and girls’ education, health care, economic empowerment and leadership.

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Protecting Scholars at Risk

Georgetown is a sustaining member of the Scholars at Risk network, which is dedicated to protecting scholars and promoting academic freedom around the world. Georgetown is working through the network to further support Afghan scholars and students.

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Faculty Assess the Rapidly Changing Landscape in Afghanistan

Experts from the School of Foreign Service offer detailed insights into U.S. political and military missteps, impacts on Afghan women and the future of regional terrorism and U.S. power.

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Afghanistan’s Former Finance Minister Tells His Story

Afghanistan’s former Minister of Finance Khalid Payenda discussed with SFS Dean Joel Hellman the final days of the Ghani administration, evaluated the possible disintegration of the Afghan economy under Taliban rule and gave an insider’s view of the corruption that had hollowed out the government.