Human Rights and the Future of Afghanistan ft. Nader Nadery

Tuesday, October 24
5:30PM - 7:00PM
Assembly Hall

Global Voices Programs

Join International House and The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights as we partner with The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs to present a conversation on human rights and the future of Afghanistan with Nader Nadery, Former Human Rights Commissioner, Afghanistan; Peace Negotiator; and Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center.

Nader Nadery is a seasoned leader with 22 years of experience. His background spans civil society, public policy, private sector and research, institutional building and government. He is an internationally known advocate for human rights and justice, and has firsthand experience in peacebuilding, having participated in UN peace talks for Afghanistan in 2001 and the 2020 peace talks between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban. Nadery is a senior fellow at the Wilson Center, a fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and associate fellow with the Asser Institute, center for international and European law in The Hague. He has served as a commissioner of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, Chairman of Civil Service Commission, senior advisor to the Afghan president on strategic affairs, and as chief of party to the NPWJ worked in Libya to promote rule of law and justice in 2012. Nadery’s views and writings regularly appears in major media outlets including New York Times, WSJ, Washington Post, BBC, CNN, PBS and others. He has received numerous accolades, including being named an “Asian Hero” by Time magazine in 2005, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2008, an Asia 21 Young Leader by Asia Society, and received a Reebok Human Rights Award in 2004. Nadery holds an MA in international relations from George Washington University and has studied leadership at the Kennedy School of Government. He speaks English, Persian, Pashtu, Baluchi, Urdu and basic Dutch.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Please enter through door on South Dorchester Avenue.

This event is co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Lecture Series, The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact International House in advance of the program at (773) 753-2274 or

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