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Weissberg Human Rights lecture by Paul Fishstein'76

"Competing or Complementary Mandates: Challenges for Humanitarianism in Post-2001 Afghanistan"

Date: Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall

Contact:, Josh Moore 363-2831

Please join Beloit College and the Office of International Education as we welcome Paul Fishstein'76, visiting fellow at Tufts University's Feinstein International Center as he gives the annual Ivan and Janice Stone lecture titled "Competing or Complementary Mandates:  Challenges for Humanitarianism in Post 2001 Afghanistan."  Fishstein's lecture will focus on the dilemmas and challenges confronted by humanitarian and development organizations operating alongside military forces in the politically-charged environment of the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan.  A graduate of Beloit College in English Literature and Education, Fishstein received a M.Sc. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland College Park.

This event is free and open to the campus and community.


Paul Fishstein brings a practitioner’s perspective and long-term involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Within a conflict and post-conflict environment, he has managed refugee, humanitarian assistance, and development programs, and conducted and managed research. Since March 2009, Paul has worked on the Center’s study on the relationship between aid and security, and has been conducting research on the effects of Afghanistan’s post-2001 economic policy. As head of Afghanistan’s leading research institution, he oversaw extensive research and policy advocacy and the development of Afghan research capacity. Paul has conducted research on agricultural policies and food security in India and Africa, and provided assistance on financial analysis, organizational development, and sustainability planning to health organizations in developing countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Romania, and Tanzania. Paul holds a M.Sc. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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