On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, please join us for an event titled “Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation, A Discussion with Robert D. Crews.”
Crews will discuss his recent book Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation, which examines how Afghans came to be so central to our modern, globalized age. The lecture will focus on Afghan encounters with Russia, the USSR, and Central Asia and explore Afghans’ engagement with the global circulation of modern politics.
Crews is an historian whose research and teaching interests focus on Afghanistan, Russia, Central and South Asia, Islam, and Global History. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he received an MA from Columbia University and a PhD degree in History from Princeton University. He is currently an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University.
This event is co-sponsored by the NYU Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU Program in International Relations, and NYU Department of History