SOAS University of London

Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus

Development, Patronage and Politics: the prospects for Afghanistan


Date: 12 March 2014Time: 4:00 PM

Finishes: 12 March 2014Time: 5:45 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Panel Discussion

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

Michael Keating, former UN Deputy Envoy to Afghanistan and Senior Consulting Fellow at Chatham House will chair a discussion with an international panel of experts.

  • William Byrd (United States Institute for Peace former World Bank Country Manager for Afghanistan)
  • Jonathan Goodhand (Professor of Conflict and Development Studies, SOAS)
  • Orzala Ashraf Nemat (PhD student SOAS and civil society activist)
  • Arne Strand (Research Director,  Chr Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway)
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Panel Debate - Development, Patronage and Politics: the prospects for Afghanistan

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at 6.30 pm on 12 March 2014

Organiser: Centres and Programmes Office

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Sponsor: in association with Chatham House