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 Long Journey
Follow up discussion with the Director Avaz Hasanov, chaired by Laurence Broers
- Animated Puppets and Dancing Children: Juvenile Performance in Contemporary Kazakhstan
Meghanne Barker (University of Michigan)
- Carpetbaggers of Kabul: Gender and International Development issues in Afghanistan
Rachel Lehr (Fulbright Scholar, National Library, Oslo)
- 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.
- A Symoposium with John Smith Fellows from Central Asia with the Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, SOAS, University of London
John Smith Fellows from Central Asia in conversation with Dr Bhavna Dave (SOAS), Dr Scott Newton (SOAS) and Dr John Heathershaw (University of Exeter)
- Russia's Insurgent Threat After the Islamic State: Transformations and New Directions?
Jean-François Ratelle, Mark Youngman, Laurence Broers
- Caught in the Middle: Nationalism and International Boundaries in Central Asia
Nick Megoran (Newcastle University)