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Date : October 22, 2021

Video report: Japan’s Contributions to Peacebuilding in Afghanistan (Dr. Daisaku Higashi, Professor, Center for Global Education and Discovery, Sophia University)

post date : 2021.10.22

With the US military having completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of August and the Taliban once again gaining control over the country, there is a concern that the Taliban might engage in human rights violations again. With civilians dying in attacks carried out by a local faction of the Islamic State which has been fighting against the Taliban, and the Taliban’s relationship with Al-Qaeda, Afghanistan might return to a safe haven for international terrorist groups.


How will it be possible to build peace in Afghanistan under Taliban rule? Japan has contributed heavily to recovery in Afghanistan, such as by holding the International Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan twice. How will Japan be able to contribute to building peace in the country going forward?


The FPCJ invited Dr. Daisaku Higashi, Professor at Center for Global Education at Sophia University, an expert on peacebuilding and international relations to speak about the topics. Dr. Higashi made an intensive field research and policy proposals for Afghanistan; he also contributed to the peace process as a team leader for reconciliation in UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.


■Date: October 22 (Fri), 2021, 14:00-15:30

■Theme: Japan’s Contributions to Peacebuilding in Afghanistan

■Briefer: Dr. Daisaku Higashi, Professor, Center for Global Education and Discovery, Sophia University

■Language: Japanese and English (QA session: with consecutive interpretation)


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