Afghanistan and Pakistan debates in Bergen

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This is just a short presentation of the programme. Press the links on the events for more information, or download PDF.

Complete programme:

Wednesday October 20

0915-1030
The Provision of Resources in Pursuit of Strategic Interests: The Great Game to Today

Peter Marsden, British Aid Agencies in Afghanistan
Discussant: Arne Strand, CMI

1115-1230
Understanding Afghanistan: Mining Information in Strange Places

Panel debate
Laila Bokhari , Torunn W. Chaudhary, Colonel Knut Fredheim, Marit Glad, Fredrik Græsvik and Arne Strand.

1315-1415
Is There a Way Out for Afghanistan?

Kai Eide, former SRSG
Discussant: Frank Aarebrot, UiB

1430-1515

Pakistan midt i verden

Elisabeth Eide, HiO/UiB

1530-1630
Litterær salong: Hellig vrede

Laila Bokhari, FFI
Host: Anne K. Bang, CMI

Thursday October 21

0915-1030
When Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Exploring Exit Strategies in Afghanistan

Arne Strand, CMI

1130-1300
Pulling Out, Pushing On? Or Just Going Home?

Panel debate with an introduction by Jonas Gahr Støre, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Panel participants: Kristian Berg Harpviken, Peter Marsden, Orzala Ashraf Nemat and Jonas Gahr Støre

1315-1415
Teaching Religion, Taming Rebellion? The Afghan – Pakistani Madrasa Tradition

Kaja Borchrevink, PRIO
Discussant: Are Knudsen, CMI

1430-1515
Norway as a Peace Nation: Responding to New Challenges

Kristian Berg Harpviken, PRIO
Discussant: Elling N. Tjønneland, CMI

1530-1630
Literary Salon: Governing the Global Polity

Ole Jakob Sending, NUPI/CMI
Host: Michael Alvarez, UiB

Friday October 22

0915-1015
Reform in the Congo: Status and Scenarios

Theodore Trefon, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium
Discussant: Ingrid Samset, CMI

1030-1200
Saving the Climate by Saving the Rainforest: Can it Work?

Panel debate
Arild Angelsen, John-Andrew McNeish, Theodore Trefon, representative from The Norwegian Ministry of the Environment.
Moderator: Tina Søreide, CMI

1215-1300

Fighting Violence against Women in Afghanistan: Prospects, Strategies and Possible Backlashes

Torunn W. Chaudhary, CMI and Orzala Ashraf Nemat, YWLC/SOAS

1500-1630

Research for Development and Justice – Crucial for Addressing Climate Change?

Panel debate
Asuncion
Lera St. Clair, UiB/CMI, Helge Drange UiB/Bjerknes, Siri Gloppen
CMI/UiB, Peter Haugan, UiB, Eystein Jensen, Bjerknes, Ottar Mæstad, CMI