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Invitation to a lecture by Dr. Michael O'Hanlon
"Toughing It Out in Afghanistan" on Dec. 17


The Sasakawa Peace Foundation has invited Dr. Michael E. O’ Hanlon, Director of Research and Senior Fellow,
Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution, to give a lecture on the theme of his new book, "Toughing It Out in Afghanistan,” in Tokyo on December 17, 2010. In his book, which was published in March of this year, Dr. O’ Hanlon explores the current situation in Afghanistan, discussing ongoing efforts to reform Afghan government policy as well as critical strategies in securing the country’s future in areas spanning the military, civic safety, and economic recovery.
In the course of the lecture, Dr. O’Hanlon will provide his vision of the path international society must take in order to address issues related to Afghanistan, and shed light on the Obama administration’s foreign policies and their implications for Japan. Details of the event are as follows:
December 17, 2010 (Fri) 17:00 to 18:30 Lecture and Q&A
Conference Room, 2nd floor, Nippon Foundation Building,
1-2-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8523

“Toughing It Out in Afghanistan”
17:00~17:05Opening Remarks
17:05~17:55Speaker: Dr. Michael E. O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution
Moderator: Dr. Ken Jimbo, Associate Professor, Keio University
17:55~18:30Q & A
Simultaneous interpretation into Japanese will be provided.
  • Admission and booking:Admission is free. Booking is required.
    Contact person:Ms. Aya Murata, Chika Fujimoto 03-6229-5441
  • Should you wish to participate, please fill out the application form on our website or inform us of your name, affiliation, e-mail address by fax (03-6229-5473) by 17:00 on December 16th (Thu). Please note that the venue has a limited number of seats, thus seats will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.
Invitation to a lecture by Dr. Michael O'Hanlon
"Toughing It Out in Afghanistan" on Dec. 17