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PSSI will organise a debate on Presidential Election in Afghanistan

17.04.2014

The Prague Security Studies Institute and the Institiute of Political Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences would like to cordially invite you to participate in a debate entitled, Presidential elections in Afghanistan: Analysis of the first round results that will take place on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 15:30. The event will be held at the Faculty of Social Sciences, U Kříže 8, 158 00, Praha 5 – Jinonice in the room J2080.

The debate will focus on the profiles of the presidential candidates, the current security situation in Afghanistan, important influences of outside actors, as well as possible outcomes of the election and their impact on the country and the region.

The participants will include Miroslav Kosek, Czech ambassador to Afghanistan; Mohammad Amin Mudaqiq, Service Director, Radio Mashaal RFE/RL, Afghanistan and Petr Pelz, PSSI’s Executive Director.

Among the topics discussed will be :

What can we expect the country's first-ever peaceful democratic transfer of power? Will the new president shake up the country's elite? Will the new president be able to keep the Taliban at bay? Is it possible for the new president to deal with major issues such as the flourishing drug trade, widespread corruption and thorny relations with both neighbours and world powers?

Please kindly confirm your attendance by April 22, 2014 by contacting Johana Typoltová, PSSI’s Energy Security Program Manager at typoltova@pssi.cz

The working language of the debate will be English.

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