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Message from the Director

The Research Center for Peace and Development in Afghanistan was established at Doshisha University in December 2010. The objective of the Research Center is to develop research on peace-building and reconstruction in Afghanistan from various viewpoints and positions, and also to promote concrete action such as receiving Afghan government officials and students at Doshisha University.

On 19 June 2010, H. E. Mr. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan visited the Graduate School of Global Studies of Doshisha University to attend the dialogue meeting with students at the University. We also welcomed H.E. Mr. Waheedullah Sabawoon, Minister Advisor for Tribal and Nations Affairs to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on the occasion of his visit to the Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Monotheistic Religions of Doshisha University in November 2010.

Peace-building and reconstruction in Afghanistan have been recognized as one of the most prioritized global issues today. There is no unique method and angle to deal with complicated issues. It goes without saying that international cooperation is needed but it may encounter difficulties depending on what one’s position is based on in terms of the way of cooperation and standard of values.

Our aim is not to promote peace-building and reconstruction in Afghanistan based on a particular nation or ideology. We shall approach the issues based on the fact that there are various opinions and positions among the Afghan people and thus we shall not lump Afghanistan together as one nation.
Director, Research Center for Peace and Development in Afghanistan  Masanori NAITO

Masanori NAITO
Director, Research Center for Peace and Development in Afghanistan

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