Experts come together at WLU to assess Afghanistan progress

The Record

Laura Thompson
May 12, 2007

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Leading international experts will gather next week at Wilfrid Laurier University to discuss the effectiveness of military-driven reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.

About 30 top representatives -- including one of the world's top scholars on Afghanistan -- will attend the two-day conference focused on appraising the role of Provincial Reconstruction Teams.

There are 24 such teams in Afghanistan, including a Canadian one based in the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar City.

The teams provide humanitarian aid and security, with soldiers performing front-line duties including training Afghan police and guiding community infrastructure projects.

"One of the reasons for this conference is to …

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