Iraq and Afghanistan: the British operational experience of state-building
Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 1, University of Leeds campus
Mark Etherington was brought up in the Middle East, educated at York and Cambridge Universities, served in the Parachute Regiment 1984-1991 and subsequently worked - principally for HMG - in the European Community Monitor Mission 1992-5 (Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Hungary); and for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) 1997-2002 (Vienna Secretariat, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia).
He was a provincial governor for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq 2003-4; led HMG's 2005 Helmand planning team in Afghanistan; led HMG's Basra Provincial Reconstruction Team in 2006; and now works for HMG's tri-Departmental Stabilisation Unit.
All are welcome to attend.
The Roger Stevens building is located on the university campus, adjacent to the E C Stoner Building and the 'pond'.