From Sarajevo to Kandahar: Rescuing Failed States in Historical Perspectives

Conference Program

Friday 19 October 2007

  • 0900 Keynote Address - His Excellency Omar Samad (Afghan Ambassador to Canada)
  • 1000 - Break
  • 1030 - Panel 1 - The How and Why of Failed States
    • Failed States: Internal and External Sources of Failure, Professor David Reilly (Niagara University)
    • Preventing and Reconstructing Failed States Ambassador Derek Fraser (University of Victoria)
  • 1200 - Luncheon
  • 1330 - Panel 2 - Rescuing the Balkans
    • Balkan Lessons Learned and Unlearned, Professor Andrea Talentino (Drew University)
    • Yugoslavia Under NATO: Military and Academic Perspectives, LCol Chris Hand (Canadian Forces)
    • For better or worse? American Nation Building in the Balkans, Professor Patrice McMahon (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • 1500 - Break
  • 1530 - Panel 3 - The Canadian Experience in Haiti
    • Canadian Stability Operations in Haiti, Major Russell King (Canadian Forces)
    • CIDA Projects in Haiti, Ms Ginette Martin (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • 1700 - Sessions end; transportation to accommodations
  • 1930 - Banquet - King's Head Inn

Saturday 20 October 2007

  • 0900 - Panel 4 - Out of Africa: Somalia and Darfur
    • Lessons From Hell in Somalia, Professor Grant Dawson (Carleton University)
    • Canada, the UN, and the African Union in Darfur, LCol Dave Patterson (Canadian Forces)
    • Ethical Lessons Forgotten and Unlearned, Major Rick Walker (Canadian Forces)
  • 1030 - Break
  • 1100 - Panel 5 - Afghanistan: The View from Kandahar
    • Canada's First Steps: The PRT Roto 0, Col Steve Bowes (Canadian Forces)
    • The Task Force, The Mission and the Coalition, LCol Jean Trudel (Canadian Forces)
    • The First 18 Months, Dr. Lee Windsor (UNB)
    • A Development Perspective, Mr. Kevin Rex, CIDA
  • 1245 - Luncheon
  • 1400 - Panel 6 - Afghanistan and the Wider Context
    • The View from Kabul, Col Mike Capstick (Canadian Forces)
    • Pakistan and the Rescue of Afghanistan, Professor Julian Schofield (Concordia University)
    • Lessons from Iraq, Dr. Russell Glenn (Rand Corporation)
  • 1530 - Break
  • 1600 - Summation and Closing Remarks
  • 1700 - Conference Ends - transportation to accommodations