Alam Payind, Ph.D., is the director of Middle Eastern Studies at The Ohio State University, and a professor in both the International Studies Program and the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department. He is on the faculty at Kabul University in Afghanistan and is a consultant to the Afghani government. Payind will be discussing 'Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan.'
The Great Decisions Discussion Program, a free community discussion series, is designed to encourage debate and discussion of the role of the United States in world affairs.
All Great Decisions discussions will be held at 12 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Complimentary coffee and tea will be provided.
Following each discussion, participants will have the option of completing a quick survey—prepared by the Foreign Policy Association—to add their opinions to thousands of others across the nation. The survey results will be made available to local media and sent to Washington, D.C., so that the community’s voice is heard by federal decision-makers.
Contact: Corinne Lyman, professor emerita of politics and government, at firstname.lastname@example.org.