Monthly Archives: February 2009

“Is Afghanistan a ‘failed state’? The Answer from one bazaar town.”

-A Lecture by Noah Coburn Boston University, Room 625- The term ‘failed state’ has become increasingly popular both in anthropology and in discussions of Afghanistan. But what is a ‘failed state’ and is this a useful concept in thinking about the state and society in Afghanistan? This talk will present research done by Noah Coburn in […]

The Future of Afghanistan

-A Presentation of the book by J. Alexander Thier- J Alexander Thier of the US Institute of Peace, together with other co-authors, will discuss their new book, The Future of Afghanistan (USIP, 2009), which former UN Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said “provides a compelling vision of how the overall approach in Afghanistan must evolve.” The book […]