On 29th November, Army Major General Robin Fontes, commander of the Combined Security Transition Command in
Afghanistan (CSTC-A), visited AUAF last week. She is the highest ranking female officer in Afghanistan since 2001. As part of the visit, General Fontes and her team toured AUAF's campus, talked with students and faculty, and met with the University's senior management to discuss AUAF's crucial role in empowering Afghan women across sectors in Afghanistan. General Fontes also attended a debate session organized by AUAF's Debate Club, the motion of which was "quota for women in the military." After the debate, General Fontes reflected on the points raised during the session and shared her thoughts with the students. The General's visit ended with an informal networking session at the Louis Berger Lobby with students, staff and faculty.