The Landmine Crisis:
Challenges Facing Afghanistan, and the World
A Fireside Talk by IU Professor Nazif M. Shahrani of the Departments
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,
A naturalized American, native of Badakhshan province, Afghanistan,
Nazif M. Shahrani is a professor in the Departments of
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
The program is co-sponsored by the student organization ImMINEnt