What role can the international community play in support students inside Afghanistan?
Are there initiatives inside Afghanistan to help motivate university students and academics in this difficult period?
M. Abul Ahrar Ramizpoor outlines some ideas on supporting scholars inside Afghanistan. He is a well-known Afghan libertarian, peace and human rights activist. For several years, Ramizpoor has been engaged in teaching, research, and advocacy activities. His work promotes free society values, market economies, human rights, peace, good governance, rule of law, and solidarity globally. Ramizpoor remains closely engaged in his collaborations with several national, regional, and global organizations on the promotion of peace, human rights, and analytical thoughts on Islamic Law, free society values and market economy. From July 2007 to March 2022, Ramizpoor served officially as human rights officer at the United Nation Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The University of Pittsburgh nominated him for the Visiting Research Scholar Program. Ramizpoor also currently serves as the head of the Research Department at the Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization (AELSO).
This video on supporting scholars inside Afghanistan is a part of an ongoing initiative by the Hollings Center. The recording coincides with a dialogue in 2022 supporting Afghanistan’s higher education. Click here for more Hollings Center higher education initiatives.