Join Ronald Neumann, Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan (2005-2007), Bahrain, and Algeria, this intimate seminar to discuss the US's presence and role in Afghanistan. What makes the problems Afghanistan faces so uniquely vexing and persistent? What beliefs, motivations, or forces have kept the US engaged for so long? What options might the new presidential administration and the diplomatic team they’ve assembled consider in the coming months and years? The session will conclude with a rich, intimate discussion of potential paths forward the Biden Administration may consider. The speaker's proceeds from this event will be donated to the American Academy of Diplomacy.