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Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus

Anthony Hyman Memorial Lecture

The continuing success of the Anthony Hyman memorial lectures is a testament to the impact which Anthony had on thinking about Afghanistan and the affection in which he was held by his many friends and associates. The lecture brings together those with an interest in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia and provides an opportunity for leading scholars, opinion formers and policy makers to reflect on issues of topical interest. 

The Centre for Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus is committed to make the Anthony Hyman memorial lecture a major event in its calendar and we hope that you will be able to work with us to establish an institution of real value in memory of a remarkable man.

Anthony Hyman biography

The Anthony Hyman memorial lecture takes place every year during Term 2 (usually in March).  The lectures are free and open to the public and operated on a first come, first served basis.

For further information contact the Centres and Programmes Office.

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Previous Events in this series

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

Gilles Dorronsoro

12 March 2014, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Dr Najib and Mr Karzai: a Tale of Two Retreats

Jonathan Steele (Author/ International affairs columnist)

7 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Problems in Establishing Political Legitimacy in Afghanistan: 1500-2012

Thomas Barfield (Boston University)

7 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kant, Hobbes or... Machiavelli? Facing the grim choices of state-building in Afghanistan

Antonio Giustozzi (LSE)

This year's lecture will be given by Antonio Giustozzi, a researcher at the London School of Economics and an internationally recognized specialist on the Taliban. 

15 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

2010: The case for a light footprint: Rethinking the international project in Afghanistan

Astri Suhrke (Chr Michelsen Institute)

17 March 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

2009: The lures and perils of gender activism in Afghanistan

Deniz Kandiyoti (Professor of Development Studies, SOAS)

16 March 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

2008: What is 'Afghan Culture'? An anthropologist reflects

Professor Richard Tapper (MA, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology with reference to the Middle East in the University of London)

13 March 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

2007: Complexities of Peacebuilding: Some Lessons from Afghanistan

Professor William Maley (Director, Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy)

7 March 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

2006: The Afghanistan Compact and Aid Effectiveness

Mr M. Masoom Stanekzai (former Minister of Communication, Government of Afghanistan)

20 March 2006, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

2005: Information Sharing for an Informed Civil Society in Afghanistan

Nancy Hatch Dupree

9 March 2005, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

2004: The Predicament of "Civil Society" in Central Asia and Greater Middle East

Olivier Roy

8 March 2004, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

2003: Transitional Justice in Afghanistan

Barnett R. Rubin (Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, Center on International Cooperation, New York University)

3 February 2003, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM