Upcoming Synergy Sessions

Canada in Afghanistan: Lessons Learned, New Roles

Monday, January 31, 2011, 12:00-1:30pm NST

Over the past nine years, Canada has been actively working towards the stabilization of Afghanis tan. As the combat mission in Kandahar comes to an end in 2011, Canada will continue to work alongside the Afghan people and the international community through its embassy in Kabul, playing an important role supporting efforts toward a better future for all Afghans.

Ambassador William Crosbie will discuss the progress that Canada has made to-date in Afghanistan and the impact this work has had on the lives of ordinary Afghans, and he will further explain Canada’s new non-combat role, which will focus on four key areas: investing in the future of Afghan children and youth through education and health; advancing security, the rule of law and human rights; promoting regional diplomacy; and delivering humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.

William Crosbie is Canada’s fifth head of mission in Kabul since Canada re-established diplomatic relations with Afghanistan in 2002. Previous to his most current role, Mr. Crosbie held a number of senior management positions within government including his role as assistant deputy minister for the Consular Services and Emergency Management Branch at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

Ø Attend in person: Junior Common Room, Gushue Hall, Memorial University, St. John's Campus. Lunch and parking are provided free, but space is limited, so register early.

Ø Or sign up for the webinar from your home or office: You will require a computer connected to the Internet; high-speed connectivity is preferred but not necessary. Register early, as you will need to download software ahead of the session.

Deadline for registration: Friday, January 28th at 1:00 pm NST. Please specify whether attending in person or by webinar. Admission is free, but registration is required. To register, contact Kathy Mason at (709) 737-3143 or kmason@mun.ca.


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