#AfghanEvac: Civic Engagement Changed the Course of History

Mar 10, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

A session focused on bringing together government and private sector leaders who have been working together since August 2021 to ensure Afghan allies are able to reach safety. The panelists have navigated bureaucratic and political hurdles to leverage the power of civic engagement to accelerate innovation in processes related to refugee processing and the relocation of tens of thousands of Afghan allies following the withdrawal of US and allied forces in August 2021. This untold story would be first heard by SXSW audiences.

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Lyla Kohistany

Honor the Promise

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Curtis Ried

White House / National Security Council

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Mara Tekach

United States Department of State

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Shawn Vandiver


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