Folke Bernadotteakademin

Exit strategies - when is time to end a peace operation?

Pressmeddelande   •   Okt 20, 2010 14:47 CEST

Invitation to a seminar on “Peace Operations: Exit Strategies – how to end a mission?”

 Time: 13.00-16.30 hrs,  Monday October 25th 2010

 Venue: Folke Bernadotte Academy, Drottning Kristinas Väg 37, Stockholm

 When is it time to consolidate the peace and end a peace support operation?

The key speaker is Ambassador Kai Eide, former Special Representative of the Secretary General for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. Doctor Richard Caplan, Professor and Director, Centre for International Studies Department of Politics and International Relations University of Oxford will present a researchers perspective.

Peace support operations have increased over the past decades, both in regard to numbers as well as with more broad mandates. As a result, the discourse on how and when to end a mission has become more prominent on the international agenda. Even so, some of the very first UN missions are still in place, two of which were initiated by Count Folke Bernadotte.

In order to commemorate the memory of Folke Bernadotte, the Academy which bears his name, will hold a half-day seminar on the topic of what is often referred to as “exit strategies”.

Register for the seminar, or contact with any of the participants, please contact Marianne Kihlberg, Head of Public Relations at: Marianne.Kihlberg@folkebernadotteacademy.se or +46 70 618 2301.

 Program

13.00 Words of welcome Mr. Henrik Landerholm, Director General, Folke Bernadotte Academy

13.15 Introduction; Exit strategies in peace operations – a researchers view Dr. Richard Caplan, Professor and Director, Centre for International Studies Department of Politics and International Relations University of Oxford

 13.45 Keynote Speech   Ambassador Kai Eide, former SRSG and Head of UNAMA, Afghanistan

 Coffee break

 14.45 Panel discussion

Amb. Kai Eide

Dr. Richard Caplan

Amb. Ann Wilkens, President, the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan

Ms. Helené Lackenbauer, former Political Adviser, PRT Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan

Moderator: Mr. Lars Mogensen

15.30 Reflections and questions

16.15 Closing Address  Mr. Jonas Alberoth, Deputy Director General, Folke Bernadotte Academy

 

 

 

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