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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
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Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies
Co-sponsored by the Center for Eurasian Studies
George Mason University

Cosmopolitanism & Religious Politics in Afghanistan
Dr. Robert Crews (Stanford University)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
3:00 pm
George Mason University
Mason Hall
Edwin Meese Room

Refreshments Served

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.

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.

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