Forum on Defense and Diplomacy in Afghanistan Forum on Defense and Diplomacy in Afghanistan DEC 06, 2019 8:30AM Meridian International Center You are invited to join government policy makers, academic experts, diplomats, and thought leaders for the Forum on Defense and Diplomacy in Afghanistan. Batten professor Phil Potter will be a featured speaker at the event. The attire is business and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by the National Security Policy Center. Philip Potter Philip Potter is an Associate Professor specializing in foreign policy and international relations. He also conducts research in the area of international terrorism and is a principal investigator for a Department of Defense Minerva Initiative project to map and analyze collaborative relationships between terrorist organizations. Read full bio Related Content Philip Potter The High Costs of a Precipitous US Withdrawal from Afghanistan News Batten’s Phil Potter and co-authors discuss how America’s war in Afghanistan — the longest conflict in U.S. history — has morphed from a counterterrorism mission into something more ambitious but less well defined and, ultimately, less successful. The WTO might return to diplomatic settlements for trade disputes. Here’s why. News The global trade appeals system has stalled. Batten's Philip Potter and the University of Pennsylvania's Julia Gray examine if it ever really worked.