What Went Wrong in Afghanistan with Dr. Larry Goodson
October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dr. Larry P. Goodson will discuss “What went wrong in Afghanistan” at WAC’s Wednesday, Oct. 27, virtual program, beginning at noon.
Dr. Goodson is Professor of Middle East Studies at the U.S. Army War College, where he is the only person to hold the General Dwight D. Eisenhower Chair of National Security twice (2014-2017, 2004-2007) and served as the inaugural Faculty Council Chair (2012-2014). In 2019 he was on sabbatical from the War College as a Visiting Fellow in the Changing Character of War Center, Pembroke College, Oxford University. Since joining the U.S. government in 2002, Dr. Goodson has been continually called upon to serve as a regional advisor on Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Middle East by senior U.S. military and political leaders.
Among his other academic appointments, Dr. Goodson taught at the American University in Cairo (1994-2000) and conducted his dissertation field work in Peshawar, Pakistan (1986-1987). Dr. Goodson completed all his academic work at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling “Afghanistan’s Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban” (2001) as well as numerous chapters and articles. Currently, he is writing “The First Great War of the 21st Century: From Syria to the South China Sea,” which argues that a war between China, Russia and the United States is underway and that Syria is one of the most significant theaters in the early stages of that war.
Dr. Goodson has lived in Egypt, Pakistan and Afghanistan and traveled extensively in the Middle East and South Asia, including India, the Gulf countries, North Africa, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Cyprus. He has lectured on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Islam and the Middle East to audiences at more than 100 universities, schools and organizations and has been interviewed more than 1,200 times on those subjects since September 11, 2001.
This event will be held virtually at noon on October 27th.