Sussex Afghanistan Forum

13 March 2019

Bramber House, University of Sussex - Brighton

The first Sussex Afghanistan Forum will take place on 13th March 2018 at the University of Sussex, hosted by the Sussex Asia Centre and the Afghanistan Institute of Strategic Studies.

Sussex Afghanistan Forum (SAF) will discuss the pressing issues confronting Afghanistan’s development, both domestically and internationally, and areas of mutual interest between Afghanistan and the UK. It is hoped that SAF will consolidate into a major platform at which Afghanistan’s leaders from governmental and non-governmental sectors can identify areas for research and Afghanistan’s policies in those areas, and where UK-based academics can communicate their research findings or analytical insights to relevant institutions in Afghanistan, building the prospect of future collaborations.

The forum aims at promoting dialogues between Afghan governemnt strategists, scholars and Western academics.There will be keynote presentations from Afghan leaders followed by panels.

The panels will focus on the following themes:

(1) Afghanistan – UK relations;

(2) Commerce, The Environment and Regional Connectivity;

(3) The Peace Process in Afghanistan and its wider international context;

(4) Research Afghanistan: Problems and Prospects


It will be a day of presentations and discussion followed by a reception.

For more information please register on the link here.