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The Brahimi Panels: Future Options in Afghanistan

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LSE Global Governance public discussion

Date: Tuesday 9 March 2010 
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Wazhma Frogh, David Kilcullen, Horia Mosadiq, Michael Semple, Tom Tugendhat 
Chair: Lakhdar Brahimi

Chaired by distinguished UN diplomat and envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, experts on Afghanistan will discuss the current situation in that country and possibilities for its future during a time of disintegrating support for western military involvement and a resurgent Taliban.

Wazhma Frogh is an Afghan human rights activist, gender and development specialist and recipient of the 2009 Internationaal Woman of Courage Award, as well as a Chevening Scholar in International Development Law and Human Rights at Warwick University.

David Kilcullen is an author and a consultant on counterinsurgency and counterterrorism. He is a former Australian Army officer who has served as an advisor to US Army General David Petraeus in Iraq.

Horia Mosadiq is a journalist and human rights activist and also a researcher with Amnesty International on Afghanistan.

Michael Semple is a regional specialist on Afghanistan and Pakistan with 25 years experience in the two countries. He has worked in Afghanistan since 1989, most recently as Deputy to the EU Special Representative for Afghanistan.

Tom Tugendhat has worked in support of the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan since 2005. Holding various posts as an adviser to the National Security Council, the Governor of Helmand and the District Governor of Musa Qala. As a diplomat and later a soldier he has worked on trying to understand the influences on Afghan society, particularly in the Pashtun areas around Helmand, and assist in the extension of the government of Afghanistan to its people.

Lakhdar Brahimi was foreign minister of Algeria (1991-93) and prior to that ambassador to the UK (1971-79). He mediated the end of the Civil War in Lebanon (1988-91) and headed UN Missions in South Africa, Haiti, Afghanistan and Iraq. Lakhdar Brahimi is now a member of "The Elders", a group created at the initiative of Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel and chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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