Thursday, August 09, 2018

Conference on the safety situation in Afghanistan


Welcome to the international conference How safe is Afghanistan? in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 4, 2018.

The conference will be sent live at facebook Documenting Afghanistan.

Social media: #howsafeisafg

The security situation in Afghanistan is quickly deteriorating. Since 2017, the Taliban have held more Afghan territory than at any time since the American invasion in 2001. Attacks against governmental forces, police and civilians are reported more or less daily. This is of special interest for European countries, as several of them host a big number of Afghan asylum seekers, many of whom arrived in 2015.

The aim of this conference is to improve the understanding of the current situation in Afghanistan, and thus contribute to the migration authorities' assessments of security and risks for returnees.

Specially invited lecturer is Professor William Maley, Professor of Diplomacy at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, Australia. 

Other confirmed lecturers:

Dr Niamatullah Ibrahimi, Australian National University (via link)


Dr Liza Schuster, reader in Sociology, City University of London   
                        
Dr Anders Fänge, former Country Director of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan

Mr Abdul Ghafoor, Afghanistan Migrants Advice & Support Org, Kabul (via link)

Ms Vera Meijering, Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Utrecht University

Mr Waris Sabah, Department of International Relations and Economic History, Stockholm University

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See program


Stoppa utvisningarna av afghanska ungdomar!
Stop deportations of Afghan youth!


Utrikespolitiska föreningen Stockholm
Stockholm Association of International Affairs