Peacebuilding in Afghanistan

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Peacebuilding in Afghanistan

The Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa hosts a conference to evaluate international military and aid missions underway in Afghanistan, December 10–11, 2007. The conference brings together leading analysts specializing in issues related to peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan.

This December 10th session features Seth Jones (political scientist at RAND Corporation) and Samina Ahmed (International Crisis Group, Islamabad), who discuss insurgency and counter-insurgency movements in Afghanistan.

After speeches, discussion is opened up to a group of analysts that includes Aziz Hakimi (executive director of the Killid Group), Brigadier-General P.J. Atkinson (director of general operations, Strategic Joint Staff in the Department of National Defence), and Omar Zakhilwal (president of the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency).