American diplomat Karl F. Inderfurth, the Sol M. Linowitz Professor of International Affairs, will present a lecture titled “Afghanistan: The Last Days of Kabul?” on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. Inderfurth’s lecture is sponsored by the Government Department and is free and open to the public.
From 1993 to 1997 Inderfurth served as the U.S. representative for special political affairs to the United Nations, with the rank of ambassador, and deputy U.S. representative on the UN Security Council. He also served on the professional staffs of the Senate Intelligence and Foreign Relations committees and the National Security Council. From 1997-2001, he served as assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs, with responsibility for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Inderfurth is senior advisor and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Prior to his CSIS appointment, he was the director of the International Affairs Program at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. With Professor Loch K. Johnson, he is the author of Fateful Decisions: Inside the National Security Council, published by Oxford University Press in 2004. Inderfurth currently serves on the board of trustees of The Asia Foundation.