The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a Crisis Diplomacy lunch seminar on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. in 012 Bendheim Hall. Professor Amin Saikal will discuss "Afghanistan: From Occupation to Transition." An extended discussion focusing on the presidential elections in Afghanistan will follow with Professor Saikal and LISD Director Wolfgang Danspeckgruber. Lunch will be served. To attend, RSVP to Angella Matheney.
Amin Saikal is the Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) and Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University. Saikal specializes in the politics, history, political economy, and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia, and he has been a visiting fellow at Princeton University, Cambridge Universiry, and the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, as well as a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in International Relations. He is a member of many national and international academic organizations. Saikal is a non-resident associate of LISD.
Saikal is the author of numerous works on the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia, including monographs, articles in international journals, and feature articles in national and international newspapers, including The Rise and Fall of the Shah 1941-1979 and Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival.