World experts are gathering in Waterloo, Ontario, December 17-19, at a workshop entitled "Afghanistan: Transition Under Threat" to discuss the progress of security and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.

A press conference will be held to brief the media on the findings of the two-day high-powered gathering of experts on the topic. Members of the media are invited to RSVP or to request interview times with individual experts in advance by contacting Colleen Fitzpatrick at 519-885-2444 ext 281, [email protected]

The press conference is hosted by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.(CIGI), the premier sponsor. Other workshop partners include the University of Waterloo's Centre on Federalism and Foreign Policy (CFPF), The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), and The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS).