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CIC Vancouver: Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada’s War in Afghanistan

March 3, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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The CIC Vancouver Branch cordially invites you to attend a Law Courts Luncheon on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 with Professor Stephen Saideman.

Prof. Saidman will be presenting a lunch time talk based on his newest book entitled, “Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada’s War in Afghanistan” at the Law Courts Inn, Law Courts Building located at 800 Smithe Street.

Canada’s six-year military mission in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province was one of the most challenging ever faced since the Korean war. A complex and confusing conflict, the Afghanistan mission tested the mettle not just of Canada’s soldiers but also of its politicians and public servants. In his penetrating assessment “Adapting in the Dust” Steve Saideman illuminates the lessons learned from the war in Afghanistan and what they suggest for the management of similar Canadian missions in future.

Speaker’s Biography
Stephen Saideman holds the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.  He is the author of four books: The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and International Conflict; For Kin or Country: Xenophobia, Nationalism and War (with R. William Ayres); NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (with David Auerswald); and now Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada’s War in Afghanistan, as well as articles and chapters on nationalism, ethnic conflict, civil war, and civil-military relations.  Prof. Saideman spent 2001-2002 on the U.S. Joint Staff working in the Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate as part of a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship.  He taught previously at the University of Vermont, Texas Tech University, and at McGill University. He writes online at OpenCanada.org, Political Violence at a Glance, Duck of Minerva and his own site (saideman.blogspot.com).  He also tweets at @smsaideman.  He is currently working on the forces driving diaspora mobilization and on the role of legislatures in civil-military relations.

Date and Time
Thursday March 3, 2016
11:30am to 2:00pm

Venue
Law Courts Inn, Law Courts Building
800 Smithe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Registration
CIC Member ……………………………………………$35.00
CIC Student Member …………………………………$20.00
Non-Member …………………………………………..$50.00

Please register online by clicking the button below. Doors open at 11:30am. Lunch is provided and will be served at 12:00pm.

Event Contact
Terralynn Forsyth | vancouver@thecic.org

Details

Date:
March 3, 2016
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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