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 at 9-17 h (Central European Summer Time = UTC/GMT + 2h). 

Participants: Register for the Afghan evening! 

The conference will be sent live at facebook How safe is Afghanistan?

The conference will be uploaded on Youtube 

Twitter: #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





Practical details



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

Utrikespolitiska föreningen Stockholm
Stockholm Association of International Affairs  

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