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Subject: 	@GMU::Dr. Robert Crews (Stanford)-Tuesday 11/9 
3pm::Cosmopolitanism & Religious Politics in Afghanistan
Date: 	Mon, 08 Nov 2010 01:37:43 -0500
From: 	Golnesa Asheghali <[log in to unmask]>
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2010 FALL LECTURE SERIES
Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies
Co-sponsored by the Center for Eurasian Studies
George Mason University

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*Cosmopolitanism & Religious Politics in Afghanistan*
**Dr. Robert Crews (Stanford University)**
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*Tuesday, November 9, 2010*
*3:00 pm*
*George Mason University*
*Mason Hall*
*Edwin Meese Room*
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*Refreshments Served*
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This lecture will situate the religious politics of Afghanistan in a 
global framework. Reflecting on the theme of cosmopolitanism, the talk 
will trace the expansive horizons of religious debate in Afghanistan 
from the late nineteenth century. It will explore the Taliban and other 
actors within this broader context and suggest alternative readings of 
the contemporary Afghan religious landscape.

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*Robert Crews*is associate professor of History and director of the 
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Stanford. He 
received his BA from UNC-Chapel Hill, an MA from Columbia, and PhD from 
Princeton. He is the author of /For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire 
in Russia and Central Asia/ and co-editor of /The Taliban and the Crisis 
of Afghanistan/. In 2009 he was named a Carnegie Scholar.
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Golnesa Asheghali
Program Coordinator
Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies
George Mason University
10517 Braddock Road, Suite 1700, MSN 1H3
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-5404   |   Fax: 703-993-5410
http://islamicstudiescenter.gmu.edu/