Amazing Pakistan : Amazing Afghanistan

The Hollings Center supported a photography competition and two exhibitions held in Lahore, Pakistan and Kabul, Afghanistan, entitled Amazing Pakistan : Amazing Afghanistan, through a grant received by the United States Embassy Kabul. The project aimed to build trust, mutual respect, and to promote commonalities between Pakistan and Afghanistan through the medium of photography. Photographers…

Video: Timor Sharan on the Special Immigration Visa Program for Afghans

Timor Sharan explains the background of the Special Immigration Visa Program and the research project he completed as part of the Hollings Center Small Grants program with his colleague Noah Coburn. He offers insight into the effects of the program on Afghanistan, recommendations from the report and lessons that can be learned for future programming….

Podcast: Noah Coburn

Noah Coburn discusses the key takeaways from research conducted through a Hollings Center small grant on the U.S. Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, which provides visas for Afghans that worked as translators with the U.S. military or on U.S-funded projects and now find themselves in danger.  

Out of Harm’s Way? Perspectives of the Special Immigrant Visa Program for Afghanistan

September 2016. Noah Coburn and Timor Sharan As the United States has drawn down the number of troops stationed in Afghanistan and the amount of internationally funded programs has similarly decreased, Afghans who worked as interpreters for the military or other U.S. government projects have been left in grave danger, as they and their families…