Dr. Rubin is one of the world’s foremost experts on Afghanistan and the surrounding region. Having served as special advisor during the Bonn Conference and contributed to development of Afghanistan National Development Strategy. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on conflict prevention, state formation, and human rights, some on Afghanistan. He received a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago and is a Yale alumnus. Dr. Rubin is currently at the Council for Foreign Relations..