• Talk: Democracy & legitimacy in Afghanistan

Talk: Democracy & legitimacy in Afghanistan

02 March 2017


The success and sustainability of Afghanistan’s transition to democratic rule continues to shape regional politics in South Asia, and remains a core concern of international actors seeking to justify 15 years of intervention. Join LSE's South Asia Centre for an expert roundtable discussion that will consider the manner in which legitimacy in Afghanistan has been perceived by outside actors and take stock of the current and future prospects of Afghanistan’s democratic institutions


Dr Martin Bayly is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in LSE's Department of International Development. He is author of Taming the Imperial Imagination: Colonial Knowledge, International Relations, and the Anglo-Afghan Encounter, 1808–1878.

Dr Mukulika Banerjee is Director of the South Asia Centre and Associate Professor in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dr Anna Larson is a Research Associate in the SOAS Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus and Academic Staff at the SOAS South Asia Institute. She has been working in and on Afghanistan since 2004.

Hameed Hakimi is a  Research Assistant on the Asia Programme at Chatham House.

Venue: London School of Economics - New Academic Building Room 2.04

Time: 6.30 - 8.00pm

Cost: Free