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Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus

An imaginary anthropology: the Western perception of Afghanistan and its political consequences

Gilles Dorronsoro

Gilles Dorronsoro

Gilles Dorronsoro

Date: 12 March 2014Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 12 March 2014Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture

Series: Anthony Hyman Memorial Lecture


Gilles Dorronsoro, a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, is an expert on Afghanistan, Turkey, and South Asia. His research focuses on security and political development in Afghanistan, particularly the role of the International Security Assistance Force, the necessary steps for a viable government in Kabul, and the conditions necessary for withdrawal scenarios.

Previously, Dorronsoro was a professor of political science at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Institute of Political Studies in Rennes. He also served as the scientific coordinator at the French Institute of Anatolian Studies in Istanbul, Turkey.

He is the co-founder and editor of the South Asian Multidisciplinary Academic Journal and the European Journal of Turkish Studies. He is the author of Revolution Unending: Afghanistan, 1979 to the Present (Columbia University Press, 2005), and La révolution afghane, des communistes aux Taleban (Karthala Publishers 2000), and he is editor of La Turquie conteste. Régime sécuritaire et mobilisations sociales (Editions du CNRS, 2005).

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Anthony Hyman Memorial Lecture 2014 - An imaginary anthropology: the Western perception of Afghanistan and its political consequences

Public Panel Debate

Development, Patronage and Politics: the prospects for Afghanistan on 12 March 2014 at 4pm

Michael Keating, former UN Deputy Envoy to Afghanistan and Senior Consulting Fellow at Chatham House will chair a discussion with an international panel of experts.

Organiser: Centres & Programmes Office

Contact email: centres@soas.ac.uk

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