Democratic Journey of Afghanistan for the last 15 years and the lesson learned

Join the Greater Central Asia Initiative as they discuss Afghanistan’s Democratic Journey over the last 15 years at this event!

Opening Remarks

11:00 AM to 11:10 AM11:10 AM to 11:20 AM Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Paul Evans, interim Director of the Institute of Asian ResearchOpening Remarks by Zahir Faqiri, Senior Fellow, GCAI Lead

Keynote Speakers

11:20 AM to 11:30 AM Prof. Yves Tiberghien, UBC
Democratization and Society: Lessons Learnt from History
11:30 AM to 11:40 AM Prof. Sonja Luehrmann, SFU
Co-existence and the Lessons Learnt from Other Regions
11:40 AM to 11: 50 AM Stephan McGurk, UBC
Effects of Capacity Building and Higher Education

Panel: Voice of Diversity

11:50 AM to 12:25 PM
Prof Karim Qayumi
Co-existence and Voice of Diversity
Mr. Abozar Ahmadi
Social Media and Dynamic Civil Society
Mr. Jawad Soltan
Social Capital and peaceful co-existence in Afghanistan, lessons learnt

Ms. Parnian Azhir
Democracy and Women’s Right

12:25 PM to 1:00 PM Ms. Parnian Azhir
Q & A Session
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Exhibition and Lunch
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Traditional Music and Dance / Greater Central Asia