CRIC public seminar: Afghanistan’s transition: 15 years of international coalition presence and beyond – University of Copenhagen

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CRIC public seminar: Afghanistan’s transition: 15 years of international coalition presence and beyond

Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts (CRIC) invites to a joint lecture and debate with:

H.E. Hekmat Karzai, Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan
Uffe Wolffhechel, Ambassador of Denmark to Afghanistan
Host: Ole Wæver, Professor and Director of CRIC

Programme
15.00 – 15.05               Welcome by Ole Wæver

15.05 – 15.30               Hekmat Karzai: An Afghan perspective on transition

With long-standing political experience in the inner circles of the Afghan government and a long-standing engagement with international partners, the Deputy Minister will reflect on the Afghan perspectives: After fifteen years of international presence a broader look at the big picture begs the questions: Was it all worth it? What could we have done better? How do we ensure Afghan ownership as the international presence continues to draw down?

15.30 – 16.00            Uffe Wolffhechel: The international perspective on transition

With a vast diplomatic experience in the region, the Ambassador will reflect on the development of the country. He will speak to the wider regional context, take stock of the situation now and reflect on future perspectives for the country:
What have we learned in Afghanistan and how do we ensure a successful transition in the future?

In the current context of the European “migration crisis” where Afghan nationals make up the second largest group of refugees and migrants to Europe, it is also relevant to explore what we can do better to address root causes of migration.

16.00 – 16.30               Question and Answers session

 

To register, please send an email to cric@cric.ku.dk

Deadline for registration is Tuesday 7th June

The event will be held at University of Copenhagen, Room 1.1.18, Faculty of Social Sciences (CSS) Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K.