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The Landmine Crisis:
Challenges Facing Afghanistan, and the World

A Fireside Talk by IU Professor Nazif M. Shahrani of the Departments of Anthropology,
Central Eurasian Studies, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures


Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.
Hutton Honors College Great Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments provided.


Are you afraid a landmine will explode around you as you walk or drive to class, work, or the store? Civilians around the globe do have to face these fears throughout their daily lives, and Afghanistan provides a significant example. The Associated Press reported in November that nine civilians died, including "three men, two women, and a baby, . . . when their vehicle ran over a mine as they were returning home from hospital. . . ." In December, CNN reported that 10 girls were killed when a landmine exploded as they collected firewood. Join Professor Nazif Shahrani, an expert on Afghanistan's history and political struggles, for a discussion of the threat landmines pose in Afghanistan, and elsewhere.

A naturalized American, native of Badakhshan province, Afghanistan, Nazif M. Shahrani is a professor in the Departments of Anthropology, Central Eurasian Studies, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and has served twice as chair of NELC and director of Middle Eastern Studies Program. He has conducted extensive field research in Afghanistan and is the author of several books and other publications on contemporary political history and state-society relations in Afghanistan. He is currently working on a book entitled Post-Taliban Afghanistan: The Challenges of State-Building, Governance and Security.

The program is co-sponsored by the student organization ImMINEnt Change.


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