From 2009 to 2011, Karl Eikenberry served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan where he worked to stabilize the country and build a stronger foundation for democracy.
The challenge is great as many question the intervention of American troops. Eikenberry, a Goldsboro, NC native, believes the humanities can provide an innovative approach to modern diplomacy.
This afternoon, he joins a panel conversation about the importance of humanities and social sciences at North Carolina State University. The discussion stems from a bipartisan report, The Heart of the Matter, produced by the American Academy for the Arts and Sciences at the request of Congress. Other panelists include U.S. Representative David Price, Duke President Richard Brodhead and UNC System President Tom Ross.