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Hindsight Up Front: Canada's Takeaways from Afghanistan

Date & Time

Feb. 17, 2022
3:00pm – 4:00pm ET


Join us on February 17 at 3:00pm EST for this virtual webcast hosted by the Canada Institute and Asia Program as part of the Wilson Center's Hindsight Up Front initiative.

In February 2002, the first Canadian infantry battle group arrived in Kandahar, marking the start of Canada's twelve-year military presence in Afghanistan. Twenty years on from that first deployment, Janice Stein and Eugene Lang, co-authors of The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar, join Canada Institute Director Christopher Sands to reflect on lessons learned from Canada's mission in Afghanistan and the implications for future U.S.-Canadian military collaboration. Their 2007 book became a national best-seller which won the Writer’s Trust Cohen Award for political writing and was short-listed for the Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy.

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Canada Institute

The mission of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute is to raise the level of knowledge of Canada in the United States, particularly within the Washington, DC policy community.  Research projects, initiatives, podcasts, and publications cover contemporary Canada, US-Canadian relations, North American political economy, and Canada's global role as it intersects with US national interests.  Read more

Indo-Pacific Program

The Indo-Pacific Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on US interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

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