Nadiri to speak on ‘Afghanistan: Past, Present and Future’
The FORUM at BIG ARTS Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series welcomes Professor M. Ishaq Nadiri on Wednesday, Feb. 2 to Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. He will discuss “Afghanistan: Past, Present and Future.”
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nadiri is currently the Jay Gould Professor of Economics at New York University. A longstanding member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Professor Nadiri also has served on the Council of Foreign Relations. He was a participant in the 2001 Bonn Agreement, which created the Interim Government in Afghanistan, as well as in the Tokyo conference to fund reconstruction aid for Afghanistan.
Nadiri recently returned from Afghanistan after spending the past three years in Kabul as the Senior Economic Advisor to President Hamid Karzai. While there, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy and was Co-Chair of the Joint Coordinating and Monitoring Board, which coordinates activities between the international community and the Afghan Government on matters of economic development, governance, and security
All speakers in The FORUM program are sold out, though interested patrons can come the night of the lecture to see if tickets are turned back in. Although BIG ARTS cannot guarantee ticket availability, historically tickets have become available the night of a lecture. The FORUM lectures begin at 7:30 p.m.
The FORUM Grand Patron Series Sponsors are Northern Trust and Sue and Tom Pick.
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