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Episode 45: Forging Ahead? Or Hanging by a Thread?

micCommon GroundtodayFebruary 7, 2022

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    Episode 45: Forging Ahead? Or Hanging by a Thread? Common Ground

Afghanistan’s former education minister, a female activist who climbs mountains and a German foundation director dissect the Taliban’s impact on the Central Asian country on the semi-anniversary of its return to power.

Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson speaks with guests: 

  • Ellinor Zeino, Southwest Asia regional program director at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
  • Rangina Hamidi, Afghanistan’s former education minister and professor of practice at Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management.
  • Activist and mountain climber Shogufa Bayat Haidari. 

This show was produced by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and Dina Elsayed. 

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