CMES Lecture: Usurping the Afghan State: The Return of the Taliban, Humanitarian Crisis and Implications for International Engagement

September 9, 2021 - 12:00pm
Speaker/Performer: 
Naysan Adlparvar, UN Advisor, and previous CMES Rice Faculty Fellow
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Admission: 
Free but register in advance

Dr. Naysan Adlparvar has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at both the MacMillan Center (2016-2018) and the Anthropology Department (2018-2020) at Yale University. In Fall 2020, he also taught a Senior Capstone seminar at Yale’s Jackson Institute. He completed his PhD, in 2015, at the University of Sussex’s Institute of Development Studies, documenting the effects of post-2001 political reconstruction upon interethnic relations in Afghanistan. Dr. Adlparvar’s primary research interests surround the changing nature of social relations, the integration impacts of forced migration, and the effects of climate change in crisis-affected contexts. Earlier this year (2021), he published a chapter titled ‘Navigating Precarity, Prejudice and “Return”: The (Un)Settlement of Displaced Afghans in Iran and Afghanistan’. Dr. Adlparvar has for many years advised the United Nations Development Programme on their programming in conflict-affected settings, including in Afghanistan, and currently works for UNDP’s Crisis Bureau in NYC.

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