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U.S. Pullout & Afganistan

Consequences on Middle East and the West

August 26, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Roy Casagranda

Dr. Roy Casagranda

We are back at the Ortiz Center for in-person monthly luncheons!

After a tumultuous period of Western presence in Afghanistan, the U.S. and its allies have begun the final phase of military withdrawal from the region. While providing an in-depth analysis and overview of the U.S. foreign policy decisions over the last 20 years, Dr. Roy Casagranda will examine the consequences of the withdrawal on Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan itself. What impact does the withdrawal from Afghanistan have on neighboring countries and our European allies? What next for the U.S. in this troubled region? What challenges await the U.S. foreign policy-makers?

Dr.  Casagranda, author of The Blood Throne of Caria, is the Professor of Government at Austin Community College. Dr. Casagranda received a Ph.D. in Germanic Studies with an expertise in Middle Eastern Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. For more than 25 years he has been teaching with an multidisciplinary approach and has established a record of research at the intersection of politics, history, economics, psychology, and philosophy. From  2010 to 2012 he wrote regularly for Merhnameh, a leading Tehran-based reformist socio-political monthly on US and Arab politics and history until the magazine was shut down by the Islamic Republic. He also wrote on Arab Spring for several other publications including the Austin American Statesman and TODO Austin. He lived in Germany, Egypt, Lebanon, Algeria and the U.K. and speaks German and Arabic.

Please reserve your tickets by August 23, 2021, Noon. We need to give the headcount to catering staff in advance!


Visit our web site, www.worldaffairstexas.com for membership and tickets. You may also pay at the door with cash, check or credit card. To avoid the ticketing fee, and take advantage of the discount, you may send a check to the World Affairs Council of South Texas, 4409 Sue Circle, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410. Please make sure your checks arrive prior to Saturday before the event.

For other information, please contact: Dr. Anantha Babbili, WACST President, at 361.563.5177 or at ananthasbabbili@yahoo.com.


August 26, 2021
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
$35.00 – $50.00
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Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
402 Harbor Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States
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(361) 879-0125


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