Category Archives: Conferences

New Perspectives on Nuristan: Culture, History, Politics, and Economy

Argelaguer, Spain Nestled in wooded valleys of the Hindu Kush, Nuristan – “the Land of Light” – is Afghanistan’s newest and most remote province. It combines special history (the last pre-Muslim enclave in Central Asia, converted only in 1896) and current significance (a sometime hideout of militant Islamists, perhaps including Osama bin Laden). Between July […]

Afghanistan and Pakistan: Cultural Heritage and Current Reality

-Istanbul, Turkey- Tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan are a source of concern to the two neighboring countries as well as to the entire Southwest Asia region and the United States. In May 2005, Afghan, Pakistani and American scholars met in Istanbul for discussions that helped to illuminate the basis of misunderstandings between the two neighboring […]