• Discussion: Afghanistan - The Transition

Discussion: Afghanistan - The Transition

30 October 2014

London

In light of this year’s elections and more than a decade of international aid and investment, Médecins Sans Frontières gather a panel of experts to reflect back on achievements and failures and look forward to discuss what next for the people of Afghanistan.

This event marks the launch of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)'s photography exhibition hosted by the London School of Economics (LSE) Atrium Gallery. 

The Panel:

Renzo Frike is responsible for MSFs’ humanitarian operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has worked with MSF for 12 years, coordinating emergency responses in numerous contexts including Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Haiti and Ivory Coast.

Emma Graham-Harrison has spent the past four years in Kabul as The Guardian's Afghanistan and Pakistan editor, and the Afghanistan bureau chief for Reuters news agency. She has recently returned to London as the newly appointed International Affairs Correspondent at The Observer.

Dr Stuart Gordon is Assistant Professor in Managing Humanitarianism at the LSE’s Development Studies Institute. He co-authored the UK Government's Helmand Road Map – the UK's diplomatic and military strategy for Afghanistan.

Chair:

Vickie Hawkins is the Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) UK. Vickie has been working for MSF since 1998 and has completed missions in China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Myanmar (Burma).

Venue: New Theatre - East Building, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

Time: 6.30pm

Tickets:  Free - on a first come, first seated basis, no ticket necessary