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Girl Rising (Movie)

Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 7:00pm

"Girl Rising" tells the inspiring stories of nine girls around the world and the importance of education in their lives. This groundbreaking film promotes a powerful truth: educating girls in the developing world can transform families, communities, entire countries – and break the cycle of poverty in just one generation.

Graduate Student Brown Bag Talks

Graduate Student Brown Bag Talks

Afghanistan Post 2014: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Way Forward

Nasir Ahmad Andisha is the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of Fiji. On the night of Thursday, September 19th at 7pm Ambassador Andisha brought together over 45 Indiana University students and faculty to his talk entitled “Afghanistan Post 2014: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Way Forward”.

Afghanistan Post 2014: Challenges, Opportunities and the Way Forward

Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 7:30pm

With the end of the combat mission and withdrawal of US and NATO forces in 2014, what does the future hold for Afghanistan?  How will the country address the major transitions in both the political and security spheres that foreign troop withdrawal will necessitate while safeguarding the progress made to date politically and socially?  What are the economic, political and security challenges facing Afghanistan at this critical time in that country’s modern history?  Join us for an evening lecture by Ambassador Nasir Ahmad Andisha, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of A

Post-Taliban Afghanistan and the War on Terror

This course carries Culture Studies & COLL S & H distribution credit

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/m-nazif-shahrani
Course Code: 
R251

Islamic-Hagiography of Central Asia

This course will provide a general survey of the political, social, and cultural history of Islamic Central Asia from the 16th century down to the Russian conquest. Introductory lectures will outline the geographical and ethnic context of Central Asian history, and the political and social legacies of the Mongol conquest in Central Asia; developments in sedentary Central Asia under Timurid rule and the emergence of the nomadic Uzbek confederation in the steppe will be given special attention, before turning to the Uzbek conquest of Central Asia at the beginning of the 16th century.

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Iran
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/devin-deweese
Course Code: 
R629

Religion and Power in Islamic Central Asia

This course carries Culture Studies & COLL S & H distribution credit

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/devin-deweese
Course Code: 
R616

Islamic Central Asia in the 16th-19th Century

This course carries Culture Studies & COLL S & H distribution credit

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/devin-deweese
Course Code: 
R613

Ethnic History of Central Asia

This course carries S & H distribution credit

The course is a survey of ethnic history of Central Asia from the first centuries A.D. to the present time. Central Asia is defined as the western part of Inner Asia; it stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to Eastern Turkestan (Xinjiang) in the east, and belongs culturally to the Islamic world.

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/ron-sela
Course Code: 
R611

Islam and Modernity in Central Eurasia

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Tatarstan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Historical Central Eurasia

Current events have brought the Islamic religion and its putative supporters to the headlines of the daily media, usually in ways that emphasize the Arab-Israeli conflict and/or the equally painful results of terrorist acts and smart bombs.

Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/edward-lazzerini-0
Course Code: 
R627
When Taught: 
Spring 2013

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