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Afghan officials to discuss country's future, Oct. 17

Afghan Vice President Hedayat Amin Arsala, Minister of the Interior Ali Ahmad Jalali and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Robert Finn will address the future of Afghanistan at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in 16 Robertson Hall.

The panel discussion, which is open to the public, is part of a conference titled "Building Security and State in Afghanistan -- A Critical Assessment," which will run Friday through Sunday, Oct. 17-19. It was organized by Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, founding director of the Liechtenstein Institute of Self-Determination and a lecturer of public and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

The panel will be moderated by Danspeckgruber and Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the Wilson School. Finn, one of the panelists, recently has returned to Princeton as a visiting lecturer in Near Eastern studies after serving as the first U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan in more than two decades.

The conference is the third in a series of meetings that are part of the Liechtenstein Institute project "Promoting Viability and Stability in Afghanistan and the Region," which runs through 2005.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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