Dr. Marc Simon, associate professor of political science at Bowling Green State University and coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies, is available to comment on the recent news that the Taliban is willing to engage in peace talks with the Afghan government.

He teaches courses on international relations, foreign policy, peace studies, and conflict resolution. His research examines war and political violence, nonviolence, conflict resolution, economic sanctions, environmental policy. He has published articles in International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Journal of Peace Research.