Welcome to open seminar in Red Cross United World Colleges in Fjaler on February 19th 2007. Main speaker is human rights activist Sidi Mohammed Daddach.
Published 13 February 2007
POLITICAL STALEMATE IN WESTERN SAHARA
A seminar open to the public, in the Auditorium at RCNUWC, Haugland, on Friday evening, February 16th, at 19:00.
A series of short talks, followed by a panel discussion.
First Talk: Journalist Anne Torhild Nilsen of Berserk Productions has been a frequent visitor to Western Sahara. She will outline the history of the problem, the politics which today make a solution seem remote, and the position taken by the Norwegian government.
Second Talk:Sidi Mohamed Daddach, winner of the 2002 Rafto Prize, unable to attend Raftos 20th anniversary last fall, has had his confiscated passport returned and is in Norway this week. We are fortunate that he can join us. He will share his personal story.
Third Talk:Arne Liljedahl Lynngård, chairman of the Rafto Foundation, will speak about the significance of the Rafto Prize, and tell of his personal experience in Western Sahara.
Questions from the audience will be addressed by a panel consisting of Arne Liljedahl Lynngård, Anne Torhild Nilsen, Mostafa El Harrar (a Moroccan living and teaching in Bergen), Yahiaoui Lamine of Polisaro, Tekber Ahmed Saleh and Mustapha Saleh (the last two Saharawi students at RCNUWC).
Refreshments at 21:00 including sweet Sahara tea.