Reflections with photos.

A street scene in Kabul in 1962: Young girls are on their way to school in smart uniforms of short black dresses and white scarves. Numerous photos of similar scenes have been taken since 2001 to demonstrate the progress made in Afghanistan after 15 years of massive western-led support to create a stable, peaceful, democratic and just society.

Is Afghanistan catching up to where it was half a century ago, a period considered by many as a golden age? Why has progress been so slow and uneven? What does it tell us about armed intervention as a tool for limiting conflict and facilitating the (re) building of peace?

Astri Suhrke (Chr. Michelsens Institutt) will give a talk and show pictures.

This event is organised by the Department of Comparative Politics and Litteraturhuset.