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Seminar in Copenhagen, Denmark: Afghanistan: What now? Peace through Economic Development

Seminar in Copenhagen, Denmark: Afghanistan: What now? Peace through Economic Development

On October 11, 2021 the Schiller Institute in Denmark held a seminar in Copenhagen, Denmark. Now that the war in Afghanistan is over, and many people in the West are shaken by the events, there is an opportunity to exchange the policy, which has been based on regime change and military interventions to a policy for peace through economic development. That goes for Afghanistan and also for the rest of the world.

Hussein Askary: the Schiller Institute’s Southwest Asia Coordinator, board member of the Belt and Road Institute in Sweden

Prof. Pino Arlacchi: Executive Director of the UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (1997-2002), and former EU Rapporteur on Afghanistan. Professor of Sociology at the University of Sassari in Italy

H.E. Ahmad Farooq, Ambassador of Pakistan to Kingdom of Denmark: Ambassador in Denmark since April 2020. 2013-2016: Counsellor/Alternate Permanent Representative of Pakistan at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the Rome-based UN Agencies, Rome. 2010-2013: Counsellor Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, New York. Member of Pakistan’s Security Council team during Pakistan’s membership of the UN Security Council from 2012 to 2013. 2018-2020: Director General (Counter Terrorism) dealing with counter terrorism at the United Nations and other multilateral forums. 2016-2018 and 2008-2010: Director United Nations, dealing with UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, Counter Terrorism, UN Peacekeeping and other political and peace and security issues.

Moderator: Tom Gillesberg: Chairman of the Schiller Institute in Denmark, Bureau Chief for Executive Intelligence Review in Copenhagen.

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