The nightlife might leave something to be desired, but 2002 international public affairs graduate Scott Braunschweig enjoys the challenges of his work in Afghanistan.
Braunschweig has started a new position as an advocacy coordinator with CARE in Afghanistan. He earlier worked for 14 months in Afghanistan for a national nongovernmental organization.
Now he will lead an initiative focused on advocacy to address the root causes of the humanitarian and human rights crisis in Afghanistan. He will analyze policies, generate organizational consensus, and develop and implement advocacy strategies in collaboration with other agencies. Early efforts will concentrate on social and economic development, counternarcotics and security.
With regard to life in Afghanistan, Braunschweig reports that security threats dominate.
“I can’t even obtain clearance to go to the restaurants that serve poorly adapted western cuisine and extremely over-priced cheap wine. Still, for apricots, mulberries, immense hospitality, large scale post-conflict reconstruction and incredible mountain scenery—it’s a good place to be.”