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America’s War in Afghanistan: The Failure of U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks and its Consequences

This is a past event.

Monday, October 21, 2019 at 1:00pm

FIU-MMC , GL 100A 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

Join us for a timely discussion on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Dr. Shahrani will discuss the major implications of America’s longest war and the failure of U.S.-Taliban peace talks.

Nazif Shahrani is Professor of Anthropology, Central Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington. He has served two terms as Chairman of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and Director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program at IU. Shahrani is an Afghan-American anthropologist with extensive field research in Afghanistan and has studied Afghan refugee communities in Pakistan & Turkey.  Since 1992 he has also conducted field research in post-Soviet Muslim republics of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. He is interested in the impact of Islam on social life, institutional dynamics and political culture of Muslims, Islamist movements, problems of state-failure, role of nationalism in the social fragmentation of multi-ethnic nation-states, and the political economy of international assistance to postcolonial failing states and its consequences.

Co-sponsored by Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy

Free and open to the public. For more information, call 305-348-7266.

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