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LECTURES- Ahmed Rashid on Afghanistan, the Taliban, etc. at Tufts and Harvard, Oct. 13-14

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LECTURES- Ahmed Rashid on Afghanistan etc. at Tufts & Harvard, Oct. 13-14

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <centasia@fas.harvard.edu>

Lecture at Fletcher School presented by the Tufts Center for South
Asian and Indian Ocean Studies:

Ahmed Rashid, "Descent into Chaos: The American Challenge in Pakistan,
Afghanistan and Central Asia"
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Tufts University
Monday, October 13, 2008
Cabot 206
5:30-7:30 PM

Ahmed Rashid is an eminent Pakistani journalist and writer. He is the author of
several popularly acclaimed books. His book Taliban (2000) was on The New York
Times best seller list for five weeks. It was translated into 22 languages and
has sold 1.5 million copies since 9/11. The recipient of the Nisar Osmani award
for courage in journalism, Ahmed Rashid serves as the Pakistan, Afghanistan and
Central Asia correspondent for Far Eastern Economic Review and the Daily
Telegraph. He also writes for the Wall Street Journal and The Nation. He is a
fellow at the Pacific Council of International Policy. His latest book is
Descent into Chaos: The American Challenge in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central

Co-sponsors: Tufts History Department
Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies
Directions: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/directions/Default.asp
Contact: Shahla Hussain, Shahla.Hussain@tufts.edu 617.627.3558
http://ase.tufts.edu/southasian/events.asp ;

Lecture at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government:

The Return of the Taliban and the Future of Afghanistan
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Speaker: Ahmed Rashid

Moderated by Richard Parker

Location: Harvard Kennedy School, Taubman Building Nye Room AB

Co-sponsored by the Initiative on Contemporary State and Society in
the Islamic World, Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Carr
Center for Human Rights Policy, and the University Committee on Human Rights.

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