On 1st March, RWI Research Fellow Ehsan Qaane participated as one of two speakers in a lecture organised by the Association of Foreign Affairs and supported by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute at Café Athens in central Lund.
Anders Fänge from the Board of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, and with 20 years’ experience from Afghanistan, initiated the lecture with an overview of the history and development in Afghanistan over the last decades.
After this, Ehsan continued with a critical look at international community engagement in Afghanistan, and its implications for the current situation, and for human rights, in the country.
Discussions with the audience followed.
The lecture was moderated by Helena Olsson from RWI’s Afghanistan Programme, which supports research by Afghan scholars and the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, who is a Visiting Professor at RWI.
For details about the event, and the speakers, see: here