"The Way Forward in Afghanistan - National Town Hall"

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 7:00 PM
CIGI, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Canada
Dec 9

Inclusive and national in character, this town hall discussion on Afghanistan will utilize video streaming technology. The Town Hall debate will engage scholars, policy experts, government officials, military personnel, civil society actors, and concerned citizens from across Canada, using the CIC’s network of branch offices and CIGI as its hub.

To make a positive contribution to the policy dialogue on Afghanistan, the Canadian International Council (CIC) in cooperation with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will hold a Town Hall Debate on the future of Canada’s engagement in Afghanistan. The purpose of the Town Hall will be threefold: to provide Canadians with a comprehensive view of the current situation in Afghanistan, to offer a forum or outlet for a wide variety of actors to express their views and opinions, and to spur a genuinely inclusive national debate.


Grant Kippen                            (The Hillbrooke Group)

Kevin McCort                            (President, CARE Canada)

David Mulroney                        (Deputy Minister, Afghanistan Task Force, Privy Council Office)

Omar Samad                            (Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada)

Derek Stoffel                             (CBC Correspondent)

Moderator: CIGI Senior Fellow Mark Sedra

Event Speakers

With a deep understanding of fragile, failed and conflict-affected states and the strategies that the international community deploys to address them, Mark Sedra is a globally recognized expert in conflict management and state building. Mark joined CIGI as a senior fellow in 2008, and also teaches in the department of political science at the University of Waterloo.