Interview with Aref Dostyar, Expert in International Relations, Peace and Reconciliation Affairs

Robb Holman Interviews Aref Dostyar on the Inside Out Leadership Podcast

Afghanistan is becoming an attractive place for large and small-scale investments. It is one of the richest countries in terms of underground resources such as oil, gas, lithium, copper, gold, marble, and various types of precious stones. There are many opportunities for economic cooperation with both public and private sectors.

Opportunities for North American companies in Afghanistan include investing in building infrastructure, bringing advanced technology, strengthening a professionally skilled workforce for different industries including the mining sector, and exploring areas of cooperation in extracting natural resources.

This is only the tip of the iceberg.

Pursuing these opportunities and making them a reality…now that requires incredible and effective leadership. And as it turns out, one of our own has arranged for us to meet one of the extraordinary leaders behind these efforts.

On Friday February 26th, we will be welcoming the Consul General of Afghanistan to Western USA, Aref Dostyar to the stage for a live interview on the Inside Out Leadership Podcast with Robb Holman.

Welcome to Inside Out Leadership with Robb Holman

Robb Holman is on a mission to interview 12 of the world’s greatest Inside Out Leaders over the next 12 months.

These transformational leaders are leaving an extraordinary mark within their sphere of influence resulting in transformational change. They have faithfully demonstrated inspiration, humility, courage, perseverance, and servant leadership!

Robb will be honing in on the inner work of each of these leaders individually and how that has contributed to their outer work of influence. The interviews will be recorded and then featured on Robb Holman’s Inside Out Leadership Podcast (coming soon).

Ep. 2 – Aref Dostyar – Expert in International Relations, Peace and Reconciliation Affairs


In this second episode, Robb’s guest is Aref Dostyar, an expert in international relations, peace and reconciliation affairs.

Aref is Consul General of Afghanistan to Western USA to promote people-people ties between Afghans and Americans through partnerships in economic, cultural, and scientific initiatives.

Previously, Dostyar worked with the Afghan government in different capacities including as Director General for International Relations and Regional Cooperation and Director of Peace and Reconciliation Affairs at the Office of the National Security Council.

The Ultimate “Servant Leader”

As a Fulbright scholarship recipient, Aref earned a Master of Arts degree in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Currently, he is the Consul General of Afghanistan, which promotes people-people ties between Afghans and Americans through partnerships in economic, cultural, and scientific initiatives.

Dostyar worked with the government in different capacities including as Director General for International Relations and Regional Cooperation and Director of Peace and Reconciliation Affairs at the Office of the National Security Council of Afghanistan.

Aref Dostyar’s articles and op-eds regarding Afghanistan’s peace process have been published by the New York Times, BBC, 8AM, and academic journals such as Beyond Intractability at Colorado University in Colorado and Strategic Journal in New Delhi.

Join us for this EXCLUSIVE LIVE INTERVIEW event right here on February 26 at 12pm EDT.

About Robb Holman

Robb Holman is an internationally recognized leadership expert, executive coach, keynote speaker, podcast co-host, and bestselling author. Robb has a heart for authentic relationships and a talent for equipping professionals with the skills and knowledge needed for true success. You can visit Robb on the web by going to www.robbholman.com.

Robb is also an Affiliate Partner here at AutoConversion. Robb played a leading role and was an executive producer of White Collar Therapy & Leadership, which ran from September 2018 through late spring 2020. Robb is presently the face and leader of the Get Paid to Speak Bootcamp, a six-month course designed for those who want to get paid speaking gigs and make a career from it.

About the Author

Ryan Gerardi
Creative, resourceful, and resilient B2B sales and marketing technologist who works with people and businesses on a variety of levels to help elevate their game, their brand, and their businesses.
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