ICAR Forum Considers Afghanistan’s Elections and Reconstruction

Posted: October 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution (CRDC), part of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) announces a forum that explores local and international perspectives on elections and democracy. “The Role of Elections in Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The 2004 Afghanistan Election” will take place Monday, Nov. 1, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on the Arlington Campus. Those interested in attending should RSVP today by calling 703-993-9402 or e-mailing crdc@gmu.edu.

The invited speakers are Peter R. Chaveas, senior research professor in Mason’s School of Public Policy and former U.S. ambassador to Sierra Leone; Peter Tomsen, ambassador-in-residence at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and former U.S. special envoy and ambassador on Afghanistan; Marina S. Ottaway, senior associate in democracy and rule of law at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Sima Wali, president of Refugee Women in Development.

Moderators for the forum are Marc Gopin, director of the CRDC and holder of the James H. Laue Chair of World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at ICAR, and Terrence Lyons, assistant professor of conflict resolution at ICAR.

The forum will be held at the Truland Building, Room 555, 3330 Washington Blvd.

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