Afghanistan Week 2018

​The Afghanistan Week 2018 is a series of events related to Afghanistan, which is a collaboration between the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC), the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). The week is made possible, thanks to support from NORAD and the Fritt Ord Foundation.

Further content will be added, but you may register for the events that are now listed, by following the links below.

​Tuesday 13 March

The Human Face of Corruption (side event)

Impacts and implications of corruption for development aid in Afghanistan - the case of the education sector.

Military Capacity Building: Lessons Learnt from Afghanistan

Seminar with Robert Mood, Tora Fæste, Eirik Kristoffersen and Nicholas Marsh
Moderator: Kristian Berg Harpviken

Wednesday 14 March

Afghanistan Now: Opportunity-in-Crisis or Collapse-in-the-Making?

Main event of the 2018 Afghanistan Week
After the seminar, all are welcome to informal mingling and a snack.

Seminar with Shukria Barakzai, Orzala Nemat, Borhan Osman, Barnett R. Rubin and Patricia Gossman.

Thursday 15 March

Afghanistan: Broadening the Aperture

A Breakfast Talk by Barnett R. Rubin

Prospects for Peace? Chinese perspectives on Afghanistan

Seminar with Barnett R. Rubin. Ying Rong, Hu Shisheng, Wang Shida and Wang Xu.
Moderator: Kristian Berg Harpviken

Warlords and Governance in post-2001 Afghanistan: Accommodation versus Justice?

Seminar with Patricia Gossman and Dipali Mukhopadhyay.
Moderator: Kai Eide

Surviving in Today's Afghanistan

Seminar followed by an update on Norway's policies towards Afghan asylum seekers.

Language, Legacy and Landey (LLL)

Afghan Women's Voices as Cultural Heritage and Free Expression
An evening mushaira with music and poetry reading

Friday 16 March

New Afghan Men? Marriage, Masculinity and Gender Politics amongst Afghans

Breakfast seminar with Aziz Hakimi and Torunn Wimpelmann.

Saturday 17 March

Language, Legacy and Landey (LLL)

Afghan Women's Voices as Cultural Heritage and Free Expression

Welcome to a poetic evening with Norwegian and Afghan poets, Afghan music and literary conversation.

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