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Afghan Studies Event Series

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, April 10, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday, March 08, 2013
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, December 06, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Monday, October 08, 2012
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
7:00 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2011
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday, February 28, 2011
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2009
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday, November 17, 2008
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Full event listing

About Afghan Studies

Since its inception in 2008, the UCLA Asia Institute’s Program on Central Asia has created an ongoing series of conferences and seminars devoted to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Afghanistan.

Learn more about Afghan Studies at UCLA here


From Sufis to Taliban

From Sufis to Taliban
A recent conference brought scholars from across the country and the world to discuss the development of Islam in Afghanistan.
November 6, 2014


Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World

Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World
A two-day joint conference at UCLA and UCI showcasing the cutting-edge of international research on Afghanistan's archaeology and history.
November 8-9, 2012


Great Games? Afghan History through Afghan Eyes

Great Games? Afghan History through Afghan Eyes
This conference focused on historical writings by Afghans since the formation of the Afghan state in the mid-18th century.
November 17, 2011


Afghanistan in Ink

Afghanistan in Ink: Literatures of Nation, War, and Exile
This conference focused on works written or recorded in the tumult of the past three decades.
January 14, 2010

Podcasts & Publications

Podcast of a public lecture by Nushin Arbabzadah, UCLA held on Thursday, January 22, 2009.
Two European-based anthropologists say that Afghans may be more inclined than some others to speak with enemies and to entertain views opposed to their own.
A lecture by Nile Green, UCLA. Part of the "Afghanistan" Summer 2013 Teacher Institute.