Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus Events
The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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- The Foreign Policy Options of a Small Unrecognised State: The Case of Abkhazia
Thomas Frear (Independent Analyst)
- Militias, Counterinsurgency and Statebuilding in Afghanistan
Professor Jonathan Goodhand (SOAS) & Aziz Hakimi (PhD Candidate, SOAS)
- Central Planning, Local Knowledge? Labour, Population and the Tajik School of Economics
Dr Artemy Kalinovsky (University of Amsterdam)
- CIRCASSIA: Exploring the Sounds of an Ancient Country
Vincent Moon and Bulat Khalilov (Directors)
- This event will now be held in conjunction with the seminar on the 'Music of the Uzbeks of Northern Afghanistan'.
- Development, Patronage and Politics: the prospects for Afghanistan
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.
- 'Land of Eternal Hope - Ten Years of Lives Shared in Afghanistan' - book launch
Charlotte Dufour, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Discussant, Nigel Poole, SOAS
Join us for a a launch of 'Land of Eternal Hope - Ten Years of Lives Shared in Afghanistan' by Charlotte Dufour. The author will read extracts of the book, followed by a discussion and drinks.
- Researchers at Risk in Central Asia: the Detention of Alexander Sodiqov
Dr John Heathershaw (Exeter), Saule Mukhametrakhimova, (Central Asia Editor, IWPR), Representative from Amnesty International (TBC)
- Unpacking the Afghan elections
Anna Larson (Research Associate, SOAS), Antonio Giustozzi (Research Associate SOAS) and Jonathan Goodhand (SOAS)
- “How can I be post-Soviet if I was never Soviet”: lived time and historical time, perspectives from southern Tajikistan
Dr Diana Ibañez-Tirado (SOAS, University of London)