Category Archives: Kabul Events

AFG-PAK partnership summit pre-orientation meeting

AIAS hosted the pre-orientation meeting for the third Afg-Pak partnership summit on the 29th of November, 2018. An introduction and overview of the program goals, procedures, and participants introduction, as well as an Introduction of the American Institute of Afghanistan studies and Hollings center, was given to the participants by the AIAS director Dr. Rohullah […]

Al Beruni’s Anthropology in the Fi Tahqiq Malil-Hind in Three Settings: An Assessment

AIAS arranged a talk for Dr. Nazif Shahrani on October 3, 2018. Dr. Shahrani presented his recent research paper on Al-Biruni the greatest scholar of his era, his presentation was titled as: Al Beruni’s Anthropology in the Fi Tahqiq Malil-Hind in Three Settings: An Assessment Al Beruni’s Fi Tahqiq malil Hind (dating to 1030 AD) […]

Why study folklore? Women’s captivity narratives as an area of ordinary people’s imagination and real concern.

AIAS arranged a program for Dr. Margaret Mills on 11the September 2018 at the American university of Afghanistan. Dr. Mills talk started with a few words about the importance and value of forms of folklore (everyday knowledge) as a social data set and as an aesthetic experience, then went on to discuss how people use everyday […]

The mental health awareness campaign “Invisible wounds of violence”

AIAS and ACKU hosted an event at the ACKU on 08 August 2018 to discuss the mental health and its link with the violence in Afghanistan. At the beginning of the program, a welcoming note and introduction of the program were given by Mr. Asef Mehry. Four of the professionals that are working for the […]

Book launch and literary analysis of the book: “let me write for you”

AIAS and ACKU hosted an event for unveiling a novel written by Nahid Mehrgan on 11th July 2018. The program was launched with the introduction of the book and speakers of the program, Dr. Rohullah Amin, and Dr. Yaman Hekmat, and in order to analyze and interpret the content of the book, speakers were requested […]

PRE-ORIENTATION MEETING: AFGHANISTAN – PAKISTAN PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT: WORKABLE SOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW ERA

AIAS, The Hollings Center for international dialogue, and the US embassy in Kabul arranged a per-orientation meeting for the second  Afghanistan-Pakistan partnership summit on 11 January, 2018. This meeting included discussion about: How can barriers to cooperation be overcome?  What are some major barriers to cooperation with Pakistan? How have these barriers affected dynamics between […]

Afghan Miniatures of 15th -18th Centuries

AUAF with cooperation of AIAS organized the program entitled “Afghan Miniatures of 15th -18th Centuries” by Dr. Michael Alexander Barry on 13 June, 2017. Dr. Barry is lecturer in Princeton’s Near Eastern Studies Department since 2004 on the medieval and modern Islamic cultures of Iran, India, Pakistan, and most especially Afghanistan. This lecture was an […]

A Non-Anthropologist Looks at Tribes

AIAS and RANA university hosted a presentation by Michael W. Albin on 15 January, 2017. This highly original and entertaining book spotlights the tribal leader from Biblical times to the present day, and from Morocco to Afghanistan. It strips away layers of romantic myth and misconception about tribal society, the fundamental building block of Middle Eastern […]

Pre-Orientation Meeting: Afghanistan Pakistan Partnership Summit: Workable Solutions for the New Era

AIAS, The Hollings Center for international dialogue, and the US embassy in Kabul arranged a per-orientation meeting named Afghanistan-Pakistan partnership summit on 29 November, 2016. This meeting included discussion about: Opportunities for cooperation and partnership between Afghanistan and Pakistan. There are many opportunities that exist for cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan. What is happening on […]

Seeking stability in Afghanistan

AIAS and RANA university hosted a presentation by Dr. Thomas Barfield on 15 August, 2016. The presentation was entitled ” seeking stability in Afghanistan”. The 2004 Afghan constitution creates a highly centralized government in a land that is characterized by its diversity. One aspect of this diversity is the wide number of qawms (tribal or […]