Understanding Afghanistan and Central Asia: "Supporting Democracy and Stability - The Path Ahead"

(Berlin, 28th - 30th May 2010)

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09:00 Registration
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
10:00 Opening Session

Keynote Speeches:

Ali Ahmad Jalali
(Former Interior Minister of Afghanistan)
Abed Nadjib
(Minister Counselor at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Rupert Scholz
(Former Minister of Defense of Germany)
Nick Williams
(Head, Operations Section, Operations Division, NATO)
Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga
(Former President of Latvia)
Sir Malcolm Rifkind
(Former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the UK)
Petko Draganov
(Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD)
Lecture & Discussion

Dr. Jacques F. Poos
(Former Foreign  Minister of Luxembourg)
“Myths, Realities, and Challenges in Afghanistan”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Location:
ICD House

Speaker:
Ali Ahmad Jalali

(Former Defence & Interior Minister of Afghanistan)
An Overview of Afghanistan’s Social, Economic, and Political Issues
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Bettina Muscheidt

(Political Desk Officer at the European Commission for Afghanistan)
"The Role of Culture in Afghanistan: Supporting Unity, Strengthening Identity"
(Lecture & Discussion, Presentation)

Location:

ICD House

Speaker:
Christian Manhart

(Chief Section of Museums and Cultural Objects)
11:30 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
12:00 "Supporting Democracy in Central Asia: New Challenges, New Approaches"
(Moderated Panel Discussion)

Location:
ICD House

Moderator:
Mark Donfried


Speakers:
Ali Ahmad Jalali

(Former Interior Minister of Afghanistan)
Sir Malcolm Rifkind
(Former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the UK)
Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga
(Former President of Latvia)
Prof. Dr. Sartaj Aziz
(Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan)
Nick Williams
(Head, Operations Section, Operations Division, NATO)
Marco Boasso
Chief of Mission/ Special Envoy for Afghanistan - International Organization for Migration (IOM)

A consideration of the challenges faced by Central Asian governments in ensuring transparent and effective democratic institutions.
(12:30) "A United European Foreign Policy on Afghanistan?"
 (Panel Discussion)

Location:
ICD House

Moderator:
Dr. Erkki Tuomioja

(Former Finnish Foreign Minister)

Speakers:
Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo

(Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO)
Prof. Dr. Sartaj Aziz
(Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan)
H.E. Yasar Yakis
(Former Foreign Minister of Turkey)
Dr. Miomir Zuzul
(Former Foreign Minister of Croatia)
Dr. Solomon Isaac Passy
(Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria)
Dr. Jacques F. Poos
(Former Foreign  Minister of Luxembourg)
Bettina Muscheidt
(Political Desk Officer at the European Commission for Afghanistan)
The "Strategic Regions": Managing the Global Interdependencies (Case of Central Asia)
(Lecture & Discussion)

Location:
ICD House

Dr. Vasile Puscas
(Former Romanian Minister for European Affairs)
Lecture & Discussion

Location:
ICD House

Dr. Miomir Zuzul
(Former Foreign Minister of Croatia)
13:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break “Understanding Afghanistan and Central Asia: Supporting Democracy and Stability - The Path Ahead"
(Closing Session)

Location:
ICD House

Moderator:
Mark Donfried


Speakers:
Dr. Miomir Zuzul

(Former Foreign Minister of Croatia)
Dr. Vasile Puscas
(Former Romanian Minister for European Affairs)
Amb. Elena Poptodorova
Director, Security Policy Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria
Christian Manhart
(Chief Section of Museums and Cultural Objects)
15:00 "Accelerating Success in Afghanistan: Goals and Challenges for International Cooperation"
(Keynote Speech)

Ambassador Philip D. Murphy
(U.S. Ambassador to Germany)

Location:
ICD House

(15:30) "Promoting Development in Afghanistan & Central Asia: The Path Ahead"
(Moderated Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Ulrike Demmer

(Der Spiegel)

Speakers:
MdB Elke Hoff

(Defense Policy Spokesperson for FDP Caucus)
Ali Ahmad Jalali
(Former Defence & Interior Minister of Afghanistan)
William E. Moeller

(Pol-Mil/External Chief, Political Section, U.S. Embassy Berlin)
"A Nordic Perspective on the Future of Global Democracy with Reference to Afghanistan and Central Asia"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Location:
ICD House

Speaker:
Dr. Erkki Tuomioja

(Former Finnish Foreign Minister)
"The Crisis in Central Asia, Nato and the International Community"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Location:
ICD House

Speaker:
Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo

(Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO)
"The Military Mission: How it got to where it is and where it is going"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Location:
ICD House

Speaker:
Col. Andrew Budd

(Branch Chief, Strategic Policy & Concepts Branch, International Military Staff, NATO)
Sunday Lunch
17:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
17:30 Lecture & Discussion

Location:
ICD House

Speaker:
Daniele Riggio

(Information Officer for Central Asia, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO)
Lecture & Discussion

Location:
ICD House

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Sartaj Aziz

(Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan)
Lecture & Discussion

Location
ICD House

H.E. Yasar Yakis
(Former Foreign Minister of Turkey)
Lecture & Discussion

Location:
ICD House

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Fadwa El Guindi

(Distinguished Professor, Head of the Department of Social Sciences, Qatar University)
Speech

Emil Constantinescu

(Former President of Romania)
A welcome address from the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria
(Keynote Speech)

Stefan Sofianski
(Former Prime Minister of Bulgaria)
Dr. Solomon Passy
(President, Atlantic Club of Bulgaria; Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria)
"The Future Role of Global Governance Organizations and Military Alliances in Securing Stability in Afghanistan and Central Asia"
(Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Dr. Solomon Passy


Speakers:
Stefan Sofianski

(Former Prime Minister of Bulgaria)
Petko Draganov
Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD
H.E. Yasar Yakis
(Former Foreign Minister of Turkey)
Prof. Dr. Sartaj Aziz
(Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan)
Amb. Elena Poptodorova
Director, Security Policy Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria
Maxim Minchev
(Director General - Bulgarian News Agency
Col. Andrew Budd
(Branch Chief, Strategic Policy & Concepts Branch, International Military Staff, NATO)
Dr. Vasile Puscas
(Former Romanian Minister for European Affairs)
Film Screening - "Afghan Star"
20:30 Cultural Program
(Group Diner, Concert, Social Activity)
Group Diner Farewell Dinner & Party