LISD CD Seminar
Thursday May 15
"Afghanistan: From Occupation to Transition"
Prof. Amin Saikal, AM
Amin Saikal is the Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) and Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University. Saikal specializes in the politics, history, political economy, and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia, and he has been a visiting fellow at Princeton University, Cambridge University, and the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, as well as a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in International Relations. He is a member of many national and international academic organizations. Saikal is a non-resident associate of LISD.
Professor Saikal is the author of numerous works on the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia, including monographs, articles in international journals, and feature articles in national and international newspapers, including The Rise and Fall of the Shah 1941-1979 and Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival.
"Afghanistan’s Elections and the Future"
Wolfgang Danspeckgruber & Amin Saikal
Thursday, May 15, 2014
12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.
RSVP required to email@example.com
Prods Oktor Skjærvø (Aga Khan Professor of Iranian, Harvard University)
"To Write or not to Write: Transmission of Knowledge in Ancient Iranian Culture"
Tuesday, May 13
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Jones Hall 102
Prods Oktor Skjærvø has been the Aga Khan Professor of Iranian at Harvard University since 1991. He is the author of The Spirit of Zoroastrianism (2011), This Most Excellent Shine of Gold, King of Kings of Sutras. The Khotanese Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra (2004), Khotanese Manuscripts from Chinese Turkestan in The British Library (2002), and The Sasanian Inscription of Paikuli (1978-83), as well as more than 250 articles and reviews. At Harvard, he teaches courses on ancient Iranian languages, religious traditions, and linguistics, and has written several unpublished teaching grammars and sourcebooks which are available online at http://fas.harvard.edu/~iranian/.
Persian language events
The Department of Near Eastern Studies offers a Persian Language Table, meeting during the semester on Tuesdays from 11:30am to 1:00pm (Butler College, Wu Hall). Details of this and other language tables (e.g. Turkish and Arabic) are available.
For Persian language courses, look under Courses