SOAS University of London

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.

Previous Events in this series

A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan

Dr David Mansfield (Senior Visiting Fellow LSE IDEAS and Independent Consultant)

In this year's Anthony Hyman Memorial Lecture Dr David Mansfield challenges the way we have come to understand political power in rural Afghanistan. Far from being the passive recipients of acts of violence by state and non state actors, this book highlights the role that rural communities in Afghanistan have played in shaping the political terrain, including establishing the conditions under which they could persist with opium production. 

20 March 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Homo Itinerans: Afghan Mobility towards Europe

Professor Alessandro Monsutti (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)
10 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:15 PM - 9:00 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