25 years after: Soviet lessons for security transition in the Afghanistan of 2014
Sir Rodric Braithwaite (Speaker), Jorrit Kamminga (Speaker), N. Piers Ludlow (Chair)
22 February 2012, Wednesday, NAB 2.04, New Academic Building, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
How do we remember the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1989, and how does history relate to today's state of affairs in that country? The documentary 'Afghanistan, Land of Wonders' (2009) by ICOS Film and Chronoscoop deals with Russian veterans who struggle with the consequences of the war that ended nearly 25 years ago. Jorrit Kamminga, Director for Policy Research at the International Council on Security and Development (ICOS), will introduce and comment upon his and Johan Zielstra's film. As eye-witness and historian Sir Rodric Braithwaite, former British ambassador in Moscow from 1988-1992, will comment.
Sir Rodric Braithwaite joined the Diplomatic Service in 1955. He had postings in Jakarta, Warsaw, Moscow, Rome, Brussels (European Union), and Washington. He was British ambassador in Moscow from 1988-1992.
Jorrit Kamminga is the Director for Policy Research at the International Council on Security and Development (ICOS) and a PhD candidate at the Department of Constitutional Law, Political Science and Administration at the University of Valencia. He has extensive work experience in Afghanistan.
Dr N. Piers Ludlow is Head of the Cold War Studies Programme and Reader in International History at the LSE.
NAB 2.04, New Academic Building, London School of Economics.
Marie Julie Chenard
LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme
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