STANFORD—Former Hoover national fellow J Alexander Thier, now senior rule of law adviser, United States Institute of Peace, will present the seminar “Nation-building and the Rule of Law: Afghanistan and Beyond” on Thursday, March 29, 2007, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Lou Henry Hoover Building, Room 100, on the campus of Stanford University. RSVP not required. Lunch will not be provided.
From 2002 to 2004 Their was legal adviser to Afghanistan’s Constitutional and Judicial Reform Commissions in Kabul, where he assisted in developing a new constitution and judicial system. Thier has also worked as a United Nations and nongovermental official in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Rwanda. He has written extensively about Afghanistan and is a contributing author to the newly released Twenty-first Century Peace Operations, edited by William Durch, and was lead project adviser on the PBS documentary, “Afghanistan: Hell of a Nation.”