The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies is pleased to announce the establishment of the Afghanistan Annual Lecture Series at Boston University. The model for this lecture series will draw upon the legacy of other highly successful annual university lectures, such as the Anthony Hyman Memorial Lecture on Afghanistan hosted by the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at University of London.
The Lecture will be hosted on a yearly basis and will feature original work on Afghanistan drawn from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The series aims to highlight the diversity of perspectives on the country by inviting scholars, journalists, activists, government officials, and artists.
The U.S. headquarters of AIAS at Boston University will serve as the base for the lecture series, drawing on the considerable resources the university is able to provide. Content produced by the series, including recordings of each lecture, will be featured on the AIAS website so that audiences across the U.S., Afghanistan, and other countries can tune in.