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Afghanistan: A Turbulent State in Transition

Horizons of Knowledge Lecture by Dr. Amin Saikal

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:00pm

Woodburn Hall, Room 101

Horizons of Knowledge Lecture


Dr. Amin Saikal
ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute Distinguished Scholar

The Inaugural Lecture of the Workgroup on “Afghanistan: Assessing the Impact of 35 Years of Wars and Violence on Social Institutions,” April 18-20.

April 17, 2014
6:00 to 7:30 pm
(Doors open at 5:45 pm)
Woodburn Hall, Room 101

Professor Saikul is ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute Distinguished Scholar at IUB (April-May 2014) and has been a visiting fellow at Princeton University, Cambridge University, and the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, as well as a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in International Relations (1983-1988). He was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in January 2006 for his services to international community and education as well as an advisor and author, and was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) in 2013. He is the author of numerous works on the Middle East, Central Asia, and political Islam. His latest books include: Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq (2014); Democracy and Reform in the Middle East and Asia, 2014 (co-editor); American Democracy Promotion in a Changing Middle East: from Bush to Obama, 2012 (co-editor); Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival, 2012; The Rise and Fall of the Shah: Iran from Autocracy to Religious Rule; and Islam and the West: Conflict or Cooperation? (2003).

Sponsored by: Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, COAS Ostrom Faculty Grant Program, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Office of the VP for International Affairs, Horizons of Knowledge, Center for the Study of the Middle East, Russian and East European Institute, Islamic Studies Program, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Pan Asia Institute, Center on American and Global Security,and the Departments of Anthropology, Central Eurasian Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.

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