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 11th session features speeches about the value and the shortcomings of Canada’s military efforts in Afghanistan. The speakers are Yves Brodeur (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada), Flora MacDonald (former Canadian foreign minister), David Bercuson (director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary), Jean-Pierre Derriennic (Department of Political Science at the Université Laval), and Roland Paris (University of Ottawa research chair in International Security and Governance).
After speeches, discussion is opened up to a group of analysts that includes Almas Bawar (country director for the Senlis Council), Aziz Hakimi (executive director of the Killid Group), and Stephen Cornish (policy and advocacy advisor at CARE Canada).