May 12 2010

The Public Discussion On Afghanistan Across Canada

Published by at 9:57 am under Afghanistan,Canada

Canadians need to discuss what our role will be in Afghanistan after 2011. Events taking place across this country over the next week will help communicate what Afghans and Afghan-Canadians would like that participation to look like, how this is consistent with Canada’s objectives and what can be done to achieve success.

The Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee is hosting panels this month in Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg and Regina. We’ll be updating the information on our events page, but in the meantime, here’s a quick notice for our members and supporters:

CASC Event in Halifax on May 16

A Panel Responding to the Question: What Should Canada Do in Afghanistan Post-2011?

Date and Time
Sunday, May 16, 2010
7-10 pm

Location
Maritime Conservatory
6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Panelists

NAJIA HANEEFI is a founder of the Afghan Women’s Political Participation Committee and is the former head of Afghanistan’s largest women’s organization, the Afghan Women’s Education Centre (AWEC). Ms. Haneefi currently resides in Ottawa.

TERRY GLAVIN is an author of several books and a journalist whose writing from Afghanistan has appeared in newspapers and magazines as diverse as Democratiya, the National Post, the online daily The Tyee and Vancouver Review. He is a co-founder of the Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee.

LAURYN OATES, a human rights and gender equity activist with CASC and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WA).

ANDREW BECKETT (Moderator). Resident, General Surgery Dalhousie University and Medical Officer, Canadian Armed Forces.

There is no cost for this event however as seating is limited, we do require advance RSVP via email atlantic@cw4wafghan.ca or message by phone 902-928-1133 (leave your phone number, name and number of seats to be held).

RSVP and media inquiries:
info@afghanistan-canada-solidarity.org

CASC Event in Montreal on May 17

A Panel Responding to the Question: What Should Canada Do in Afghanistan Post-2011?

Date and Time
May 17 from 7-9pm

Location
Atwater Library
1200 avenue Atwater
Westmount, QC

Panelists

ERSHAD AHMADI, Deputy Chief of the Afghanistan Mission to Canada

LAURYN OATES, a human rights and gender equity activist with CASC and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WA).

TERRY GLAVIN is an author of several books and a journalist whose writing from Afghanistan has appeared in newspapers and magazines as diverse as Democratiya, the National Post, the online daily The Tyee and Vancouver Review. He is a co-founder of the Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee.

STEPHEN SAIDEMAN is Canada Research Chair in International Security and Ethnic Conflict

RSVP and media inquiries:
info@afghanistan-canada-solidarity.org

CASC Event in Winnipeg on May 18

Date & Time:
Tuesday, May 18th
Time: 7-9pm

Location:

Global College
515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB

Panelists
ERSHAD AHMADI, Deputy Chief of the Afghanistan Mission to Canada

LAURYN OATES, a human rights and gender equity activist with CASC and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WA).

ANNE LONGSTON is an independent consultant working in the field of international education. She served in Kabul as the technical advisor to the Afghanistan Minister of Education.

LASHA TCHANTOURIDZE is a research associate in the Centre for Defence and Security Studies and an adjunct professor in the faculty of graduate studies at the University of Manitoba. He specializes in foreign policy, strategic studies, and politics of the former Soviet Union.

TERRY GLAVIN is an author of several books and a journalist whose writing from Afghanistan has appeared in newspapers and magazines as diverse as Democratiya, the National Post, the online daily The Tyee and Vancouver Review. He is a co-founder of the Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee.

RSVP and media inquiries:
info@afghanistan-canada-solidarity.org

CASC Event in Regina on May 20

Location
Royal Saskatchewan Museum Theatre
2445 Albert Street

Date and Time
May 20, 7 pm-9 pm

Panelists

HIS EXCELLENCY JAWED LUDIN was appointed Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Canada in May,

2009, after serving as ambassador to the Nordic countries, based in Oslo. Prior to his diplomatic posts, Ambassador Ludin served as chief spokesperson for Afghan President Hamid Karzai between 2003 and

2005 chief of staff to the president from 2005 to 2007.

NAJIA HANEEFI is a founder of the Afghan Women’s Political Participation Committee and is the former head of Afghanistan’s largest women’s organization, the Afghan Women’s Education Centre (AWEC). Ms. Haneefi currently resides in Ottawa.

TERRY GLAVIN is an author of several books and a journalist whose writing from Afghanistan has appeared in newspapers and magazines as diverse as Democratiya, the National Post, the online daily The Tyee and Vancouver Review. He is a co-founder of the Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee.

LAURYN OATES, a human rights and gender equity activist with CASC and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WA).

RSVP and media inquiries:
info@afghanistan-canada-solidarity.org

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2 Responses to “The Public Discussion On Afghanistan Across Canada”

  1. berton 12 May 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Save money and just shoot the bastards.Take no prisoners,because these are not real soldiers they are mercenaries.

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