Monthly Archives: November 2006

Afghanistan and Central Asia: Conflict and Peace

-A Lecture by Dr. Shahrbanou Tadzbakhsh- Dr. Shahrbanou Tadzbakhsh — Iranian-born, US-educated, and currently French-employed — delivered a novel and provocative Center lecture on November 16. Entitled “Afghanistan and Central Asia: Conflict and Peace,” the talk drew parallels and distinctions between post-Taliban Afghanistan and the newly independent “Stans” to the north. Tadzbakhsh noted that, while […]

Faiz Mohammed Katib and the Writing of Afghan History

-A Lecture by Robert McChesney- Former AIAS President Robert McChesney spoke at the Kabul Center on November 13. His topic “Faiz Mohammed Katib and the Writing of Afghan History” attracted an audience of local scholars and intellectuals. Two — anthropologists Sayed Akbar Mousavi and Whitney Azoy — had already delivered lectures at the Center this […]

Lecture on Buzkashi

-By Whitney Azoy- On November 9, AIAS Center director Whitney Azoy presented his annual start-of-season lecture on buzkashi, Afghanistan’s signature game. Photographs spanned the past 30 years of Azoy’s involvement with buzkashi and depicted how the politics of image management has remained a constant element. Following the AIAS lecture, Azoy was invited to make a […]