School of Social and Political Science

What's next for Afghanistan?

31 August 2021
15:00 - 16:00




What's next for Afghanistan? Evolving implications for safety, gender equity and urgent humanitarian action.

An online panel discussion from Centre for South Asian Studies and Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology, University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with United Against Inhumanity (UAI).

More about the speakers

Sippi Azarbaijani-Moghaddam is an expert on Afghanistan where she has worked for the past 26 years with civil society, government and military institutions on a wide range of issues from women and rural development to land reform and the activities of armed groups.

Aunohita Mojumdar is a Southasian journalist with over 30 years of experience in the region. She has lived and worked in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. She was based in Kabul between 2003 and early 2012. She is the former editor of the regional magazine Himal Southasian.

Norah Niland is a long time humanitarian practitioner and human rights (HR) activist who has worked in, and undertaken research on Afghanistan from the mid -1990s; this included heading up the HR team in UNAMA as the war intensified in 2008. Norah is a co-founder and active member of United Against Inhumanity (UAI)


Jeevan Sharma, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

Key speakers

  • Sippi Azarbaijani-Moghaddam
  • Aunohita Mojumdar, journalist
  • Norah Niland, humanitarian practitioner and human rights (HR) activist