AU Afghanistan President Resigns After Attack

September 26, 2016

The president of the American University of Afghanistan stepped down Saturday, one month after an attack on the campus in Kabul that killed more than a dozen people. Two of the university's faculty members were kidnapped in a separate incident in early August. 

The university said in a statement that Mark English resigned as president "for personal reasons." David Sedney, a member of the Board of Trustees dispatched to AUAF to oversee rebuilding efforts after the attack, has been named acting president of the institution. Sedney, an analyst and commentator on national security and foreign policy issues, has served in a variety of U.S. government positions including as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia from 2009 to 2013.

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