Events — 14 March 2014

The LeNews Lake Geneva Horizon Series announces the Geneva launch:

The new 2014 Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan (4th edition) – (

When: 12.30–14.00, Thursday, 27 March, 2014

Where: Graduate Institute, Maison de la Paix, Avenue de France, 1211 Geneva

Tram 15: Sismondi Stop

Admission Free – Print copies of the book will be available $35/40 CHF. Electronic versions available online for $25.00.

The London launch of the Essential Field Guide will take place on Monday, 28 April 2014 at Chatham House.

The 28 March 2014 Geneva launch will be co-hosted by:

The Graduate Institute Geneva & Geneva Centre for Security Policy with Democrats Abroad Switzerland.

Panel discussion:

“Afghanistan Post-2014 – Will we ever learn from history?”

Moderator: Edward Girardet, editor, Le News. Journalist, author and co-editor of The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan.


William Dowell: Journalist and author, former TIME magazine bureau chief. Co-editor, The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan, Geneva.

Alessandro Monsutti: Associate professor, anthropology and sociology of development at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

Norah Niland: Former director of human rights, UNAMA and UNHCHR representative for Afghanistan. Research associate of the Graduate Institute and contributor, The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan, Geneva.

Emmanuel Tronc: Médecins sans Frontières International representative to the UN. Contributor, The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan, Geneva.

The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan is the most comprehensive and practical handbook for aid workers, journalists, soldiers, diplomats, entrepreneurs, academics and travellers. First published in 1998, it incorporates insight, essays and infobriefs by some of the world’s leading Afghan hands. For anyone who needs to understand this extraordinary country, the book is an indispensable information tool as Afghanistan enters a new and precarious post-2014 era.


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