Feb 25, 2014
12:30pm - 1:30pm    |    Rudin Family Forum for Civic Discussion, NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor

Special Guest Speaker

To what extent can development take place in the context of an ongoing insurgency in Afghanistan?  Does one need security before providing development assistance or does development lead to security? Consider the challenges that policymakers face in three case studies of how these issues play out in Afghanistan: the stalling of Chinese investment in the Aynak copper mine, considered to be one of the largest reserves in the world, due to security concerns; record-breaking yields of poppy cultivation that has generated a tremendous illicit economy; and impediments to development in Afghanistan’s major cities, despite relative security there.

The Conflict, Security, and Development Series is co-presented by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies, NYU’s Global Institute for Public Health, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.

Each Tuesday, this series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches and highlight recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in the context of conflict and post-conflict situations.

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