Wartist Presents: Panel Discussion “Quo Vadis Afghanistan?”, Bavarian Army Museum (Ingolstadt)

We would like to invite all interested guests to the security political panel discussion “Quo Vadis Afghanistan?” with experts from Berlin, Brussels, Eschborn and Ingolstadt as part of our recently opened exhibition “Landscapes & Memory” with photographs by Jo Röttger. The panel discussion will take place in the Neues Schloß (New Castle), the main building of the Bavarian Army Museum, on Monday, 10 June 2013 from 1800h to 2000h and is followed by a small reception, offering the opportunity to continue the talks.
Since 2001, the Bundeswehr participates in the international ISAF mission, intended to enable the state at the Hindu Kush to ensure the security of its citizens. However, the special relationship between Germany and Afghanistan is far older.
Soon, elections will be held in Afghanistan, while Germany will greatly reduce the number of troops stationed there. What challenges await the Bundeswehr and NATO in the context of the current situation in the country? How will the planned relocation work? And how will the situation be after the reduction of ISAF troops ? Eric Povel, information officer at NATO headquarters in Brussels will give practised information, while Colonel (GS) Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart is responsible for the relocation of the German ISAF troops as head of section at the German Federal Ministry of Defence (BMVg).
What is the status of rebuilding the local security structures? Among other issues, the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) coordinates the training of the Afghan police force for the German Foreign Office. Thomas Ansorg from the GIZ’s Afghanistan/Pakistan section cannot only report on this issue, but also about the various developments in the region.
Is the fragile Afghan civil society able to consolidate? What is the political and social future for the country? Dr Hussain Yasa, founder and editor of the newspapers and online maga­zine “The Daily Afghanistan” and “The Daily Outlook Afghanistan”, enjoys intensive contact to his home country.
The panel will be moderated by Martin Bayer, curator of the exhibition “Landscapes & Memory”.
This event is kindly supported by the German Atlantic Association and the German Ministry of Defence.
We are looking forward to your visit!


“Quo vadis Afghanistan?”

A security-political panel discussion on the future of Afghanistan
Monday, 10 June 2013, 1800-2000h, followed by a small reception
Free admission!
  • Thomas Ansorg, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Afghanistan/Pakistan unit, Eschborn
  • Eric Povel, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO, Brussels
  • Colonel (GS) Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart, head of unit SE II 1, Ministry of Defence (BMVg), Berlin
  • Dr. Hussain Yasa, founder and publisher of the newsletter/newspapers “The Daily Afghanistan” and “The Daily Outlook Afghanistan”, Ingolstadt
  • Moderator: Martin Bayer, curator of the exhibition and war scientist, Wartist, Berlin


Bavarian Army Museum

Neues Schloß
Paradeplatz 4
D-85049 Ingolstadt

Landscapes & Memory – Photographs by Jo Röttger

29 May-1 September 2013
Tu-Fr 0900-1730h, Sa/Su 1000-1730h
Admission to the Reduit Tilly incl. special exhibitions: 3.50€ (concessions 3.-€), on Sundays just 1.- €

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