Fashion Beyond Borders: Project Peace Runway

Peace Runway is a project by Women’s Digital League in partnership with Aghaez Professional Services and supported by Hollings Center for International Dialogue and US Embassy Kabul. For more information on the project: http://peacerunway.com. Peace Runway was attended by over 130 people from different walks of life ranging from media personnel, to MNC professionals, bureaucrats, individuals…

imPACT Conference Highlights

  The Social Innovation Lab (SIL) in partnership with AGHAEZ professional services, hosted the impACT Islamabad International Conference, a three day conference that provided an open platform to budding social entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Pakistan to learn from each other and co-design projects with traditional stakeholders to support the attainment of the sustainable development goals…

Bridging the Business Gaps between Pakistan and Afghanistan

The business communities of Pakistan and Afghanistan make it one of the most dynamic regions for economic development and prosperity. However, the local business community and young business entrepreneurs of the region still lack adequate opportunities to endow their share in the development of the Pak-Afghan relationship. The need of the hour is to motivate,…

Amazing Pakistan : Amazing Afghanistan

The Hollings Center supported a photography competition and two exhibitions held in Lahore, Pakistan and Kabul, Afghanistan, entitled Amazing Pakistan : Amazing Afghanistan, through a grant received by the United States Embassy Kabul. The project aimed to build trust, mutual respect, and to promote commonalities between Pakistan and Afghanistan through the medium of photography. Photographers…

Video: Timor Sharan on the Special Immigration Visa Program for Afghans

Timor Sharan explains the background of the Special Immigration Visa Program and the research project he completed as part of the Hollings Center Small Grants program with his colleague Noah Coburn. He offers insight into the effects of the program on Afghanistan, recommendations from the report and lessons that can be learned for future programming….

Podcast: Noah Coburn

Noah Coburn discusses the key takeaways from research conducted through a Hollings Center small grant on the U.S. Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, which provides visas for Afghans that worked as translators with the U.S. military or on U.S-funded projects and now find themselves in danger.  

Small Grantee Feature: Expanding Opportunities for Libyan Higher Education

March 28, 2016 Interview with Amal Elobeidi, participant in Hollings Center small grant project Last spring, two participants from the Hollings Center’s dialogue conference, “Expanding Opportunities for Libyan Higher Education,” completed a small grant project that brought two Libyan academics to Pomona College in California. The trip aimed to build linkages between Libyan and American…

Higher Education Policies and Overeducation in Turkey

March 2016. In Spring of 2015, the Hollings Center organized a conference entitled, Bridging the Disconnect Between Education and the Economy, exploring the breakdown between higher education and the labor market. Out of this conference, we supported a small grant for two participants to explore this phenomenon in greater depth in the context of Turkey…