Start 09.00: Welcome and introduction
Each presenter will get 20 minutes to present their paper, and the discussant will have 10 minutes followed by a 30 minutes plenary discussion
9.15 Publication discussion. Should we aim at publishing a special issue of Comparative Social Research?
Brief introduction by Kristian Berg Harpviken (see draft Call for Papers).
10.30 Pavel Baev (PRIO) ‘State-building and State-failure in Central Asia: Regional dynamics and the role of Russia
Discussant: Jens Chr. Andvig
11.30 Anita Haslie (NUPI) ‘External statebuilding and the challenge of the context’
Discussant: Kristian Berg Harpviken
12.30 Lunch (at Elvebredden restaurant)
14.00 Axel Borchgrevink (NUPI) ‘Bordering Ethiopia: States and cross-border conflict dynamics in the Horn of Africa’
Discussant: Pavel Baev
15.00 Kristian Berg Harpviken, ‘Afghanistan: Torn between regional security complexes’
Discussant: Stein Sundstøl Eriksen
16.00 Sum up