Understanding Afghanistan: Historical and Ethnographic PerspectivesOctober 13, 10:00am - 11:30am
Mānoa Campus, Online
Since the US and allied forces decided to leave Afghanistan, and especially the Taliban's return to power, global conversations about these events have emphasized their geopolitical implications. To understand more about what the people of Afghanistan are currently facing, historical and ethnographic perspectives on life in the country are equally important. The speakers in this colloquium will examine the country's complex past, in prior centuries and recent decades, toward providing a perspective of both greater depth and breadth than those found in contemporary media narratives. The conversation in this colloquium is aimed especially at students and nonspecialists desiring a better understanding of Afghanistan. In the spirit of building closer working relationships among our South Asia affiliate faculty and community, we are very pleased to introduce our speakers, Abdul Karim Khan of Leeward Community College, Jimmy Weir, formerly of UH Mānoa, and Kim Gamel from Honolulu Civil Beat. Please register for this event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-afghanistan-historical-and-ethnographic-perspectives-tickets-185170900147
Registration is required.
Center for South Asian Studies, Mānoa Campus