The Future Of American Commitments In Syria And Afghanistan: Strategic Rebalance Or Defeat And Retreat?

Rayburn House Office Building | Room 2043
October 30
12:15 – 1:30 PM

Thanks for coming to hear from a diverse group of experts and policymakers on the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan and Syria.


  • Opening remarks by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06)

Followed by a panel that featured:

  • AMBASSADOR RYAN CROCKER: Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan; Dean and Executive Professor at the George Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University
  • FRANCES Z. BROWN: Fellow, Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program; former director for democracy on the White House National Security Council
  • JENNIFER CAFARELLA: Research Director, Institute for the Study of War
  • HENRY R. NAU: Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University
  • MATTHEW R. A. HEIMAN (moderator): Former lawyer with the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice; NSI Senior Fellow


Read the paper here: