PRESS RELEASE – September 2020

In Search of Peace

Afghan International Peace Conference and Festival launched on 21st September 2020

We are honoured to announce that we have received endorsements from Professor Dr Abdul Satar Sirat and many other individuals and agencies since the official launch of the peace initiative.

We continue to receive an overwhelming amount of interest from various well-known scholars, academics, writers, filmmakers, artists and civil society members who have started to participate in our Peace Conference and Festival and support the peace initiative.


These include:

Professor Dr M. Nazif Mohib Shahrani - Talk

Dr Farouq Azam - Talk

Professor Dr Farid Younos - Article and Talk

Professor Dr Richard Tapper - Talk, Book Donation and Sponsorship

Professor Dr Ali Wardak  -  Panel discussion and Talk

Professor Dr Alessandro Monsutti - Talk

Professor Dr John Baily - MusicPerformance and Talk

Mrs Veronica Doubleday - Music Performance and Talk

Dr Akhshid Javid  - Presenting Late Academician Professor Abdul Ahmad Javid's Book on Peace

Dr Valey Aria - Talk

Dr Sayedi - Panel discussion and Talk

Professor Najib Manalai - Article

Ustad Saljuqi - Presentation and Talk

Ustad Aziz Arianfar - Talk & Panel Discussion

Dr Sarwerasa Rafizada and Abdulalim Sediqi - Talk

Dr Shogufa Akbazada- Article and Talk

Dr Esra Kaytaz and Dr Carolin Fischer - Presentation

Dr. Sheryl Lynch - Article and Talk

Dr Assadullah Shour - Article and Talk

Dr Tej Khurana - Talk

Dr Hussain Yasa

Ustad Esmatullah Zabehei

Ustad Nadir Kabiri - Talk

Nasrine Aboubakre Gross - Talk

Dr Hamid Azizi - Article and Talk

Mirwais Ashuftah

Masuma Nazari - Article and Talk

Said Fahim Hashimy - Film and Talk

Ahmad Reshad Jalali -  Article and Talk

Sarah Bittel - Presentation and Talk

Ustad H. O. Mahdi

Farzad Ramezani Bonesh - Talk

Sohail Jannesari - Research Presentation and  Talk

Wil Patrick - Article and Talk

Rabia Latif Khan - Research Presentation and Talk

Gulwali Passarlay - Talk & Book Donation

Soraya Akhlaqi - Media and Art work

Mariam Amini - Poetry

Sonia Ahmadi - Talk

Palwasha Omari - Talk & Book Presentation

Meral Alizada - Poetry

Khalsa Diwan Afghanistan UK Members - Supportive Whole Group Event with speeches and performance

Wadhans Singh Ragi

Singh Sahib Gajinder Singh Supervisor 

Bhajan Singh Kapoor

Pritpal Singh Khaneja

Harkishan Singh Rajvanshi

Hardit Singh Nagpal

Lakhbir Singh Gaba

Manveen Kaur

Divnoor Kaur

Godami Kaur 

Professor Macrory - Book Donation

Martin Barber - Book Donation

Our special thanks go to those who have stood by our side, sent us their suggestions and have already agreed to take part in this initiative. Many have already sent the title of their presentations and talks, abstracts, full articles and art and media work. We are grateful for their prompt replies.

New participants are welcome to join the initiative.

Please confirm your participation by contacting us via email:

If you cannot participate in the launch conference on 21st September 2020, we will have a series of events and activities as part of the festival, both before and after this date, where you can become involved.

If you would like us to arrange the recording of your presentation and support you to prepare the delivery of your presentation, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We will attempt to do our best to accommodate you and can also discuss further options to enable you to participate. We welcome any written and/or spoken participation in either Farsi-Dari, Pashto or English.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event and the establishment of the Peace Centre or have any further suggestions, please contact us directly.

We look forward to welcoming you. Thank you sincerely for your collaboration.

With peace and respect,

Assiya Majgan Amini

Afghan Academy International - Afghan Library and Peace Centre