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CONF./CFP- Power Relations in Eastern European Politics, Berkeley, Nov. 2002

Posted by: James Krapfl <krapfl(a)socrates.berkeley.edu>
Posted: 10 Apr 2002


ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL?
POWER AND POWER RELATIONS IN EAST EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETIES

The graduate students affiliated with the Institute of Slavic, East
European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley,
in cooperation with the Institute and with the support of its associated
faculty, would like to announce an international, interdisciplinary
conference to be held at Berkeley in November 2002.

Papers are called for which broadly address questions of power and power
relations in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.  A central concern
of theorists from Plato to Foucault, encompassing "politics writ large" as
well as the "micro-practices" of everyday experience, power is a concept to
which social science and humanistic disciplines consistently return.
Relations of power have driven much of Eastern Europe's turbulent history;
they are sites of both cooperation and conflict in present social, economic,
and political developments; and their scope stands to be fundamentally
altered as European integration proceeds.  Despite power's central
importance, however, questions about where it resides in East European
societies, how it is configured, and who actually wields it remain
contested.  By fostering discussion of such questions from a variety of
disciplinary and national perspectives, the conference aims to stimulate the
development of new approaches and hypotheses.

The conference will continue a tradition established by the symposia
"Between the Bloc and the Hard Place" (London 1999), "Eastern & Central
Europe: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future" (Warsaw 2000) and
"Faith, Dope, and Charity: Purity and Danger in East European Politics and
Culture" (London 2001).  Held annually in November, conferences in this
series provide a forum for graduate students and scholarly audiences to
reflect on the current affairs of post-Communist states and the changing
meanings of their pasts and futures.  They are intended primarily for young
researchers in the humanities and social sciences, enabling them to forge
links with colleagues from across Europe, North America, and beyond.

Possible paper topics include (but are by no means limited to):

ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
  * The "new elites" and their projects--knowledge, responsibility, and
    political will;
  * Gender, class, and ethnicity; intersecting forms of identification, and
    who authors them?
  * Mortality, migration, and belonging--the cultural politics of demography;
  * The place of NGOs;
  * Consuming subjects: the production of needs and desires;
  * What is post-socialism and how long will the "post" last?

ECONOMICS
  * Violence and economics; meanings and varieties of "corruption";
  * Energy and the environment--geopolitical forces on the global market;
  * The IMF, World Bank, and EU: articulating neo-liberal prescriptions for
    elusive futures;
  * Globalization and the collective farm.

HISTORY AND HISTORIOGRAPHY
  * Historians as power-brokers: uses of memory and forgetting;
  * Rome and Byzantium--the enduring legacy of divided imperium;
  * Agrarian and commercial societies in conflict and collusion;
  * Configurations of power in Nazism, Communism, and East European fascism;
  * Dissident movements and the "power of the powerless";
  * Discourses of power--crime and punishment, science and magic, family
    romances, etc.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  * Displaced persons and human rights;
  * Federalism in the new European Union;
  * NATO expansion, restructuring, and security alternatives;
  * Determining the boundaries of "Europe";
  * Trafficking (drugs, women...) and international crime.

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND THE ARTS
  * Power relations in East European literature;
  * The power of humor;
  * Domestic cinema vs. Hollywood;
  * Questioning concepts of aesthetics, propaganda, and cultural production;
  * Dialects, slang, and world languages--issues in the expression of identity.

PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
  * Mimetic desire, with and without objects;
  * The Enlightenment heritage and the power of ideas;
  * Church-state relations;
  * Claiming and renouncing power: the fortunes of ethics in post-socialist
    societies.

POLITICS AND POLITICAL THEORY
  * Really-existing constitutions of political society;
  * The public sphere and the uncertain power of public opinion;
  * Civic movements and the politics of the street--secrets of success and
    failure;
  * Regionalization from above and below;
  * What political theory can learn from Eastern Europe.

The conference will take place on the premises of the University of
California at Berkeley between 8 and 10 November 2002.  Graduate students,
recent Ph.D.s, and independent scholars are encouraged to submit
200-300-word outlines of proposed papers by 10 May 2002.

Submissions and enquiries should be directed to the conference organizers,
James Krapfl and Maria Stoilkova, at:

Graduate Research Conference
ISEEES
260 Stephens Hall #2304
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2304, USA
Fax: +1-(510)-643-5045
E-mail: powerconference(a)post.cz

Visit the conference website at http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~krapfl.

CONFERENCE- Central and Inner Asia Seminar, Toronto - Programme

Posted by: Gillian Long <gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca>
Posted: 9 Apr 2002


Central and Inner Asia Seminar
Asian Institute
University of Toronto

"The Cultural Legacy of Conflict in Central and Inner Asia"

Friday & Saturday May 3 & 4, 2002

Croft Chapter House, University College

FRIDAY

9.00 - 9.30  REGISTRATION
9.30 - 9.45  OPENING REMARKS

9.45 - 10.15  PIERRE PAHLAVI (McGill University): "The conquest of a common
    cultural legacy: Turkey and Turkic Asia"

10.15 - 10.45  ALMAZ TOLYMBEK (Kent State University): "New Silk Road? The
    western role in rebuilding regional co-operation in the south Caucasus and
    Central Asia and their links with the modern world"

10.45 - 11.00  Break

11.00 - 11.30  OTTO FARKAS (World Vision Canada): "Who controls Herat?: on
    the military, political and humanitarian ambitions in western Afghanistan"

11.30 - 12.00  GEORGE ZHAO (East Asian Studies, University of Toronto):
    "Control through conciliation: the political significance of the royal
    marriages between the Mongol Yuan court and the Koryo court in the 13th 
and
    14th centuries"

12.00 - 12.30  SAULESH ESENOVA (McGill University): "The space between two
    journeys: Soviet modernization, rural to urban migration and Kazakh social
    organization"

12.30 - 1.30  Lunch

1.30 - 2.00  HIROMI KINOSHITA (University of Oxford, England): "Conquest and
    hybridity: patterns of Liao tomb burial"

2.00 - 3.00  MANU P. SOBTI (College of Architecture, Atlanta GA): "Synthesis
    or destruction: examining the myth of the Arab invasions on Central Asia"

3.00 - 3.15  Break

3.15 - 3.45  TUYAKBAYEV SAPARBEK (CREES, University of Toronto): "Turkish
    foreign policy towards the Turkic Central Asian states: myth of 
Pan-Turkism"

3.45 - 4.15  JAZIRA ASANOVA (Toronto): "Literacy and women's issues in
    Soviet and Post-Soviet Kazakhstan"

4.15 - 4.45  EMMA BEGIJANIAN (Abovyan, Armenia): "The competition in Central
    and Inner Asia for new cultural influence"

4.45 - 5.15  BARBARA HIND (Multi-media presentation): "The cultural legacy
    of conquest: Buddhist revival in Mongolia"

SATURDAY

9.15 - 9.45  NEIL MORAN (Toronto): "Letters to Kipling: the humiliating
    defeat of the Afghan Boundary Commission, 1885"

9.45 - 10.45  NANCY STEINHARDT (University of Pennsylvania): "Red lintels,
    green rooftops: the role of architecture in Xinjiang painting"

10.45 - 11.00  Break

11.00 - 11.30  HESSAMEDDIN VAEZ (University of Leeds, England): "The legacy
    of Persian culture in Central Asia: nationalism and the Islamic factor"

11.30 - 12.00  RAJESHWARI GHOSE (University of Hong Kong): "Representation
    of the Pari- nirvana scene in the rock-cut caves of Kizil: its 
significance
    in relation to the Mulasarvastivadin doctrine of Buddhism"

12.00 - 1.00  Lunch

1.00 - 1.30  JULIBOY ELTAZAROV (Samarkand University, Uzbekistan):
    "Post-Soviet Central Asian countries after the war in Afghanistan"

1.30 - 2.00  DILOROM MUHSINOVA (Samarkand, Uzbekistan): "Some problems of
    competition among world geopolitical powers in post-Soviet Central Asia"

2.00 - 2.30  ROHILA SUVONOVA (Samarkand University, Uzbekistan): "Problems
    of language in the post-Soviet states of Central Asia"


There is also an exhibition of Barbara's photography in Robarts Library, on
the first floor.


Registration Fee: $30
($10 for Students and Seniors)
includes light lunch and mid-session refreshments on both days

For updates on programme information please check our website:
www.utoronto.ca/deeds/
(click on Research and then on CIAS)

To register, contact GILLIAN LONG
Phone & Fax 416 978 4882
gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca

The activities of the Central and Inner Asian Seminar are generously
supported by the Asian Institute, the Departments of East Asian Studies and
History, the Centres for Russian and East European Studies (CREES), and for
the Study of Religion, the Munk Centre for International Studies and the
School of Graduate Studies, all of the University of Toronto.

CONFERENCE- Social Sciences Respond to Events in Afghanistan, IISMM, Paris

Posted by: Boris Petric <b_petric(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 7 Apr 2002


[Editor's note: Due to technical problems, this posting arrived to
CentralAsia-L too late for posting in advance of the event.  As the
conference will be of considerable interest even to those who could not
attend, we provide the information after the fact.  --JS]


The Social Sciences Respond to September 11 Events in Afghanistan
Conference at the International Institute for Study of the Muslim World (IISMM)
March 28 and 29, 2002

If it weren't for the political scientists and at times less than faithful
translators who serve as something like brokers for them in the media, the
silence of the social sciences in response to the flood of images and news
reports on the September 11 events and their aftermath would be deafening.
Now, after the 'attack' and the 'reprisal,' we at the Institute consider it
imperative to make an active proposal in our own field of expertise, the
provision of information and analysis, before the journalists' and hence the
public's doxa has time to crystallize, as happened in the Albanian crisis.

The planes that crashed into the Twin Towers seem to have elicited different
reactions from the public on the one hand and journalists on the other. The
French public rushed to bookstores to find 'direct' information, purchasing
French translations of the Koran and initiations into Islam, guides to
Manhattan, or Huntington's inevitable Clash of Civilizations, published in
1996, translated and available in paperback, which served in the days
immediately following September 11 as the implicit or explicit reference for
most French politicians and other commentators. The 'Huntington thesis'-a
geological, tectonic-plate interpretation in which civilizations are
identified with ethnic-religious blocs-has also inspired a great number of
political scientists.

The absence of images in their medium made it possible for press journalists
to set the tone for the other media, and this above and beyond any 'pensée
unique.' Journalists explicitly cited works on the events, and when a study
was considered too specialized, an interview with the author was duly
requested. The best works of 'immediate history' have been written by
journalists-Ahmed Rasheed, Michael Griffin, and others-who have thus de
facto taken the place of trained historians and anthropologists.

In response to this state of affairs, the researchers at the International
Institute for Study of the Muslim World propose to hold a conference
Thursday and Friday, March 28 and 29, 2002, around four different themes,
with a half-day devoted to each. The project consists in bringing together
specialized researchers, often not well known, amply qualified to answer
questions from non-specialists. We would be pursuing thinking first put
forward in two earlier IISMM conferences, 'The internationalization of the
religious: networks and policies in African Islam' (March 1-3, 2001;
coordinated by Jean Schmitz) and a recent colloquium entitled 'Minorities in
mirror image: Muslims in a non-Muslim context, non-Muslims in the land of
Islam' (December 6-8, 2001; coordinated by Elizabeth Allès). After the
conference, papers would quickly be made available on the internet or in
paper form to journalists and researchers, before publication in book form.

The four themes have been selected through a comparative approach first
launched at the Institute's research workshop of December 7 and 8, 2000,
entitled 'Practicing comparison: comparing with the nearest, comparing with
the many'(coordinated by Lucette Valensi). The perspective taken is to be
externalist, critical, and reflexive. We will be considering three different
spaces: Afghanistan, the reference space; the refugee camps (theme 1) and
Pakistani madrasas (theme 2), which may be considered intermediate spaces;
and the Middle East and the West as migration destinations (themes 3 and 4).

Program

During the four half-days we will assess the points of agreement and
divergence brought to light in different debates relevant to two 'cultural
areas,' meaning a) the area to be directly explored and b) the larger
surrounding one, which may be designated as Western or Central Asia.
Our intention is to break with stereotypical discourses that impute many
observable features and practices to three cultural aspects: Islam,
tribalism or traditionalism, and globalization.

1) The refugee camps as political space and humanitarian utopia
    Coordinated by Elizabeth Allès and Gianni Albergoni
    Thursday morning, March 28

Western vocabulary on this subject, which was inherited after numerous
transformations from the medieval monastery or asylum, the Jesuit reduciones
in Paraguay, and colonies such as Freetown, is both biopolitical and
technical. Delegating the management of such crises to 'humanitarians'
depoliticizes and desocializes people by transforming them into
'populations' whose sole problem is that of survival. We shall take on the
question of desocialization first, then the issue of pseudo-depoliticization.

According to Pierre and Micheline Centlivres, the refugee camps in Pakistan
and Iran should be understood as places of identity reconstruction. From
this starting point we shall take a critical look at literature on the
Palestinian camps of the UNRWA in Jordan and Lebanon, connected to the
Palestinian diaspora in the Gulf states. We shall also be considering the
other grand narratives of humanitarian action, this time in Africa (Sudan,
Somalia, Rwanda, among others).

Second, there is the issue of the 'arms-brokers' followed by the
'humanitarian aid brokers,' in which the 'internal commander' and leader of
the Peshawar 'party' become associated with the NGOs or IOs that intervene
in the refugee camps. This explains the generalized factionalism of the
1992-1996 period, which in turn explains the success of the Taliban. It also
explains the reappearance of factionalism after the Taliban's fall in
November 2001, which is having an effect at several levels of the scale
connecting the sponsoring states (Pakistan, Iran), the leagues (the defeated
Taliban, the Northern Alliance, and the Pashtuns who have rallied to the
cause) and their local representatives, party chiefs, and military commanders.

2) Muslim heterotopias: the madrasas of Pakistan
    Coordinated by Marc Gaborieau, Jean Schmitz, and Corinne Fortier
    Thursday afternoon, March 28

We shall first examine the madrasas of Pakistan in light of an anthropology
of embodiment of knowledge (Brenner 2000; see the 'Internationalization of
the religious' conference, which devoted an entire morning to this question;
papers to be published) and the political sociology of the murid/murshid
(master/disciple) relation, model not only for the taleb's Koranic learning
under the guidance of a Koranic master within the 'Koranic school' complex,
but also adult Sufi practices specific to particular tariqa (Hammoudi
1997/2001).

Also, given that religious chanting of the Koran or God's praises is an
ordinary, fundamental part of Muslim culture, it is likewise found in
Islamic movements such as the Jama'at-i-Islami in Pakistan (Syed Vali Resa
Nasr, 1994) and the movement of Shaykh Yacine, Al'adl wa-l-ishan, in Morocco
(Tozy, 1999).

Lastly, we shall be examining a dimension rarely studied by Islamologists;
namely the economic aspect of these three social groupings: Koranic school
complex or madrasa, confraternity network, and Islamic movement.

3) Violence and martyrs
    Coordinated by Hamid Bozarslan and Pénélope Lerzière
    Friday morning, March 29

It would seem productive to inscribe the events of September 11 in the
series of collective suicides and attacks fomented by individuals belonging
to religions or sects that are, culturally speaking, highly diverse
(Jurgensmeyer, 2000), such as the Branch Davidian, Jim Jones' disciples, or
the members of the Aum Shiri-kyo sect in Japan (Edward Said, interview in Le
Monde, Oct. 27, 2001). An alternative is to view them as present effects of
globalization: millennarianism and nihilism, operating in conjunction with
changed normativity (Baber Johansen).

Here we shall be drawing up a genealogy of the martyr in Islam: the
specially designated burial sites for shuhada or martyrs in Algeria, the
Palestinian Intifada (influence of the Japanese Red Army), and so forth. We
shall also be considering the family and marital situation of contemporary
Muslim martyrs: the preparation of Afghan orphans for martyrdom at a young
age (Centlivres, 1997); the September 11 terrorists, most of whom were
single and who were promised Allah's paradise; and Palestinian male heads of
families, among others.

4) Transnational migration and Muslim networks
    Coordinated by Aminah Mohammad Arif
    Friday afternoon, March 29

Here we shall first try to test the hypothesis that the destinations of
international migration are only the third pole of a multilocal community
that straddles borders and brings together two spaces: the reference space
(village) and the refugee camp or madrasa in Pakistan.

Second, it has been noted that it is often during transplantation from the
land of Islam to places of Western diaspora that itineraries become
radicalized, as in the case of certain Indo-Pakistani groups in England
(Lewis, 1994). Islamic movements often find fertile ground not in the
country of origin but in Western countries. What can be said of the effects
of these movements when they return 'home'?

Lastly, we shall consider how best to describe transfer of international
migration income as effected by telephone or fax.

Contact
Josseline Gillet fax 01.53.63.02.49, gillet(a)ehess.fr

Coordinators : Élizabeth Allès, Aminah Mohammad-Arif, Gianni Albergoni, Jean
Schmitz


Journées d'études de l'IISMM
" Les sciences sociales à l'épreuve des événements d'Afghanistan "
Paris, 28 et 29 mars 2002


Jeudi 28 mars 2002
9h - Accueil des participants. Ouverture du colloque : Lucette valensi (EHESS),
    Francis Zimmermann (EHESS)

9h30 - 12h30 : Les camps de réfugiés comme espace politique et l'utopie
    humanitaire
Présidence : Jean-Luc Racine (CNRS)
Pierre Centlivres (Université de Neuchatel, Suisse)
    Des réfugiés dans les limbes ? Lieux et non-lieux de l'exil afghan au
    Pakistan (1980-1998)
Brigitte Piquard (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgique)
    Les camps : naissance d'une identité nationale afghane ?

10h15 : Discutants à partir d'autres aires culturelles
Michel Agier (IRD-EHESS, Paris)
    Les camps-villes en Afrique.
Riccardo Bocco (IUED, Genève)
    Les palestiniens et l'aide, locale et internationale
Salim Tamari (Institute of Jerusalem Studies)
    The Future of Refugee Camps in Palestine

11h15 Pause
11h30 discussion générale
12h30 - Pause déjeuner

14h30 - 17h30 : Hétérotopies musulmanes : les madrasa du Pakistan
Présidence : Nathalie Clayer (CNRS)
Muhammad Qasim Zaman (Brown University, USA)
    The Pakistani Ulama and the Taliban: Multiple Discourses.
Gilles Dorronsoro (IFEA, Istanbul)
    Les Taleban : la construction d'un régime clérical

15h15 : Discutants à partir d'autres aires culturelles
Mohamed Tozy (Université Hassan II, Casablanca)
    Fondamentalismes au Maroc
Corinne Fortier (CNRS, Paris)
    Au corps du savoir : l'islam en Mauritanie
Jean Schmitz (IRD-EHESS, Paris)
    Hétérotopies maraboutiques au Sénégal

16h15 pause
16h30 discussion générale


Vendredi 29 mars 2002

9h30 - 12h30 : Violences et martyrs
Présidence : Jackie Assayag (CNRS)
Hamit Bozarslan (EHESS, Paris)
    Violence instrumentale, violence sacrificielle. Quelques pistes de 
recherche
Pénélope Larzillière (Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin)
    Le phénomène du martyre dans les territoires palestiniens

10h30 : Discutants
Georg Elwert (Freie Universität, Berlin)
    Les réseaux al Qaida
Alain Mahé (EHESS, Paris)
    Le cas algérien

11h00 Pause
11h15 discussion générale
12h30 - Pause déjeuner

14h 30 - 17h30 : Migrations et réseaux musulmans transnationaux
Présidence : Jocelyne Streiff-Fénart (URMIS, Nice)
Aminah Mohammad-Arif (CEIAS, Paris)
    Mouvements migratoires et (ré)-islamisation : effets de miroir et chocs en
    retour dans le sous-continent indien
Philip Lewis (Bradford University)
    Should we speak of the radicalisation of Muslims in Britain?

15h15 : Discutants à partir d'autres aires culturelles
Ilan Halevi (Ecrivain, Palestine)
    Émigration palestinienne et mouvements islamistes
Rémy Madinier (CNRS, Paris)
    Un islam malais transnational ?
Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos (IRD-CEPED, Paris)
    Diaspora somalienne et hawilad

16h15 pause
16h30 discussion générale

Salle de cours au rez-de-chaussée
96 Bd Raspail - 75006 Paris

EHESS - IISMM
96 Boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris
Tél. 01.53.63.02.40 - fax 01.53.63.02.49
iismm(a)ehess.fr

LECTURE- The Afghan Conflict, Angel Orbetzov, May 16, Varna, Bulgaria

Posted by: Vladimir Chukov <vlachu(a)nat.bg>
Posted: 6 Apr 2002


The Afghan Conflict: Stages of Development
May 16, 2002
Varna Free University
By Angel Orbetzov, Bulgarian special envoy in Afghanistan

Department of Social Sciences in Varna Free University presents a lecture of
Dr. Angel Orbetzov, special envoy of Bulgarian government in Afghanistan to
be held on May 16.  The Bulgarian diplomat and outstanding expert will set
forth his point of view of Afghan conflict historical background and its
different stages of development.  He plans to point at the post-Taliban
period and to focus on R. of Bulgaria diplomatic, economic, humanitarian and
military assistance for Hamid Karzai an interim government.

Date: 16 May
Time: 10 am
Location: University Ceremonial Hall (N 206)

For more details please, contact:

Vladimir Chukov: E-mail: vlachu(a)nat.bg
Varna Free University
Program of Political Sciences and International Relations
Bulgaria
+359 2 729 165
+359 2 741 301

CONF./CFP- 25th Annual Third World Studies Conference, Omaha, NE, 10-12 Oct.

Posted by: Steve Hoiberg <shoiberg(a)mail.unomaha.edu>
Posted: 6 Apr 2002


25th Annual Third World Studies Conference
Silver Anniversary Call for Presentations
"The Threat of Terrorism to the First and Third Worlds"
10, 11, and 12 October 2002
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the Third World Studies Conference,
sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of
Nebraska Medical Center.  The Third World Studies Conference is an
interdisciplinary forum dedicated to involving the widest possible
combination of scholars and practitioners. This Conference will explore the
threat that terrorism poses for development of the Third World as well as
the impact this threat will have on the interconnectedness between developed
and developing countries.

The Conference invites presentations on related aspects of Third World
Studies, including:
  * Islamist Movements
  * Radicalism, Secularism, and Conservatism
  * Nationalism, Regionalism, and Internationalism
  * Conflict Resolution
  * Community Based Economic Involvement
  * Economic Development
  * Mass Media
  * Technology and Resources
  * Regional Conflicts
  * Global Economy
  * Nuclear Proliferation
  * Peacekeeping
  * Geography
  * Education and Teaching
  * Third World Cultures
  * Human Rights
  * Gender Issues
  * International Migration
  * Newly Independent States and the Third World
  * Public and Environmental Health
  * Maternal Child Health
  * Disaster Medicine
  * Traditional and Alternative Medicine
  * Food, Agriculture, and Technology
  * Third World Women
  * Philosophy and Religion

Procedure and Deadline: Submit a one-page abstract of papers or panels and
vitae by May 1, 2002.  You will receive notification of the acceptance of
your presentation by June 2002.  A preliminary program will be posted on the
Conference website at http://www.unomaha.edu/~twsc in August 2002. You may
print out a Call for Papers form via this website.

Submit your proposal to:

Coordinator, Third World Studies Conference
University of Nebraska at Omaha, ASH #241
Omaha, Nebraska, 68182-0080
phone: 402.554.2293
fax:   402.554.2949
Email: thirdworld(a)unomaha.edu

Presentation Format: Unless otherwise noted, all sessions are 75 minutes in
length.  Each presentation should last approximately 15 minutes, excluding
questions and answers.  Papers will be clustered in groups of three or four,
with time for discussion. The Conference encourages pre-set panels of three
or four presenters addressing a specific topic. The use of handouts,
demonstrations, and audience involvement is highly encouraged for all
presenters.

To make the Conference Silver Jubilee an exceptional event, O Faruk Logoglu,
Ambassador of Turkey to the United States, is scheduled to present the
keynote address on Thursday 10 October 2002.


Professor Rory J. Conces
Program Chair, Third World Studies Conference
Department of Philosophy and Religion
ASH 205C
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE  68182-0265  USA
Ph:  (402) 554-2947
Fax: (402) 554-3296
http://www.unomaha.edu/~twsc

Steven E. Hoiberg, Advisor
Third World Studies Conference Steering Committee
International Studies and Programs
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Arts and Sciences Hall 241
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182-0492
Phone: 402.554.2293
Fax:   402.554.2949
Email: shoiberg(a)unomaha.edu
http://www.unomaha.edu/~twsc

CONFERENCE- Solar Culture of Gejia Miao People, Aug 5-10, Guizhou, China

Posted by: WU Xiao-dong <wuxiaodong666(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 5 Apr 2002


International Symposium on Solar Culture of Gejia Miao People
August 5~10, 2002, Huangping, Guizhou, CHINA

ANNOUNCEMENT & INVITATION

Ethnic Literature Society of China (ELSC)

International Symposium August 2002:
"Solar Culture of Gejia Miao People"
Date: August 5-10, 2002
Location: Huangping, Guizhou, P. R. CHINA


Dear Colleagues,

For centuries, Gejia Miao People residing in Huangping County of Guizhou
Province have possessed a wealth of solar culture embodying in their
costumes, folk beliefs, and legends in terms of their own worldviews. In
order to enhance the studies of the solar culture of Gejia Miao people, and
to promote the tourism cultural domain in local communities, the Ethnic
Literature Society of China (ELSC) associated with the People's Government
of Huangping County will organize "The International Symposium on Solar
Culture of Gejia Miao People."  It will be a six-day-long conference between
5th and 10th of August 2002 in Huangping County, Guizhou Province.

THEME OF CONFERENCE:

Interdisciplinary discourses on solar culture of Gejia Miao people.

INITIAL PURPOSE:

Based on the filed investigations of solar culture of Gejia Miao people that
will be carried out on the spot by domestic and international scholars, to
enhance the research of the solar culture of Gejia Miao people, in the
meanwhile, to promote the exploration of tourism cultural domain in
Huangping County.

MAIN FORMAT OF CONFERENCE:

I. Sessions: focus on Gejia Miao's solar culture;

II. Situated investigations:
1. Gejia's ritual for ancestor worship: hajie;
2. Gejia's birth ritual and its traditional songs: bai jie hong (Songs of
    Uncapping Wine Jar);
3. Gejia's shamanism culture: apo liang zu (Yao nuo shen: a traditional
    ceremony to exorcise the devil causing any plague)

III. Field observations:
1. Gejia's costume culture: implicational connotations and living customs;
2. Zoological culture and sources along the Yedong River

PARTICIPANTS: ( 80 persons in total planed to invite)

* speakers: 50 (international participates with no limits).
* specially invited attendants: 10
* news media: 20

SYMPOSIUM AGENDA:

Saturday, August 4, 2002

Registration at conference site in Huangping County

Monday, August 5, 2002

8:30-11:00 am  opening session and keynote report
1:30-2:30 pm   moving to Fengxiang (maple aroma)Village, Chongxing Township
2:30-5:00 pm   Gejia's drum ritual for ancestor worship: hajie
7:00-9:00 pm   Gejia's shamanism culture: apo liang zu (Yao nuo shen: a
                traditional ceremony to exorcise the devil causing any plague)
overnight:     stay in Fengxiang Village

Tuesday, August 6, 2002
8:30-11:30 am  fieldwork on Gejia's folklore and Yi Culture, local music and
                dance
1:30-2:30 pm   Gejia's birth ritual and its traditional songs: bai jie hong
                (Songs of Uncapping Wine Jar)
3:00 pm        leaving Fengxiang Village
5:00-6:00 pm   tour to ancient site Feiyun Cliff
overnight:     Huangping County

Wednesday, August 7, 2002
Fieldwork: zoological culture and tourism sources along the Yedong River

Thursday, August 8, 2002

8:30-12:30 am  tour to Gejia's stone monuments around Huangmao; visiting
                Maio's Taiping Cave in Gulong; observing Miao's folk customs,
                local music and dance
1:00-2:00 pm   haring the lunch dinner with Miao villagers
3:00-6:00 pm   tour to Jiuzhou, the ancient capital site of Chu State and
                Qielan(?) State
overnight:     Huangping County

Friday, August 9, 2002

8:30-11:30 am  sessions
1:30-4:45 pm   sessions
5:00-6:00 pm   closure
7:30-9:00 pm   getting-together party

CONFERENCE EXPENSES:

Registration fee:
$150.00, plus charge for interpreters (if necessary) $60 per person.

Travel fee:
Participants take on travel expenses from departure places to Huangping County.

Local accommodations and other services:
The organizers provide all the participants with local accommodations,
transport service, cultural program, and printed materials of the conference.

Registration form:
Please contact with WU, Xiao-dong, Conference Coordinator (see below)

PAPER SUBMITTING:

Working language of the conference is Chinese.

Speakers both from domestic and international institutions are welcome to
submit two-page abstract, double-spaced, paper and electronic version with
indication of the topic, speaker's name, title/position, and Institutions.

The following must be indicated: statement of purpose, major research
findings, conclusion.

Deadline for submission: June 21, 2002.

Please, submit your abstract to WU, Xiao-dong (see below)

CONTACT & INFORMATION:

Conference Coordinator (Beijing)

WU, Xiao-dong
Institute of Ethnic Literature
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
5 Jiannei Dajie, Beijing 100732
P. R. CHINA
Tel.: +86-10- 67766235(H)/ 65137744 ex. 5628 (Inst.)
Fax: +86-10- 65134585 (Inst.)
E-mail:wuxiaodong666(a)yahoo.com

Conference Coordinator (Hunan)

LIU, Zhi-feng
Office of CCP History
Huaihua People's Municipal Committee
665 Yingfeng Zhonglu
Huaihua City, 418000 Hunan Provnice
Tel.: +86-745- 2713396(W) / 2717381(H) /2719352(Computer Room)
Cell phone: +86-013973079886
Fax: +86-745- 2712928 (W)
E-mail:hhwjr(a)263.net

CONFERENCE- 1st Int'l Conference on Kyrgyz Carpets, ICOC, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Bishkek

Posted by: Fabiana Borello <faborello(a)msn.com>
Posted: 5 Apr 2002


First International Conference on Kyrgyz Carpets
Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2002
Bishkek

Call for Papers

The Academic Committee of the 1st International Conference on Kyrgyz Carpets
invites proposals from those interested in presenting a paper at the
Kyrgyzstan 2002 conference. These should be submitted by end of June 1, 2002
and they should consist of as much information as the author can supply
about the chosen subject. Papers should be focused upon Kyrgyz rugs, related
textiles, reed screen, felts or historical or ethnographic issues relating
to nomadic people living in the newly independent republic of Kyrgyzstan or
neighboring regions.

The Committee would like a summary or synopsis of the paper. While we are
prepared to consider a proposal on this basis, we would prefer to have a
clearly reasoned account of:

New information that will be presented; how it concurs or disagrees with
currently accepted information or opinion; an accurate and clear description
of the visual materials that will be used in the presentation and for
publication.

Authors may take one to three pages to submit this information and may
include copies of slides thought to be crucial to the subject.

The 30-minute format for the papers will have some flexibility. If an author
can convince the committee that more time is justified to treat the subject
adequately, we can allocate 30 minutes or more to a limited number of papers.

The committee is eager to encourage the presentation of fresh information
about Central Asia, and above all the relatively unknown Kyrgyz weaving and
Kyrgyz cultural heritage. The quality of visual materials will be an
important factor in selecting proposals for presentations.

Presenting authors will not be required to pay the basic conference
registration fee. Money will be available to assist with travel expenses and
accommodations as much as the conference budget allows. In return for this
financial assistance, it is expected that authors will submit their papers
for future publication about this conference.

Proposals for papers should be sent to:

Peter Gangler
Member of the Academic Committee
D-79650 Schopfheim - Gundenhausen 13c - Germany
Tel/Fax: (+49) 7622-63391
E-mail: papers(a)kyrgyzstan.com

For more information about conference logistics, contact:

"Kyrgyzstan 2002"
1410 York Ave., Suite 5A
New York, New York 10021
Phone: 212- 772 8200
Fax: 212- 327 4881
e-mail: info(a)kyrgyzstan.com
http://www.kyrgyzstan.com/conference2002/index.html

CONFERENCE- Mahmud Kashgari Conference, Samarkand University, November 2002

Posted by: Juliboy Eltazarov <kashgary_conf(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 5 Apr 2002


Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to inform you about the International Conference which will be
held with the celebration of 950 years of Mahmud Kashgari's great work
"Divanu Lugat- it Turk" in November, 25-26 2002.  The International
Conference "The Role and Place of Mahmud Kashgari's 'Divanu Lugat-It Turk'
in Culture and Civilization of Turkic Speaking Peoples of the World" is
organized by Samarkand State University together with the administration of
Samarkand Region.

There are following directions of the conference:

1. The questions of typological study of Turkic and multi system languages.

2. The questions of literature.

3. The questions of history and ethnography.

4. The questions of area linguistics.

We are glad to invite you to the conference.  We plan to publish abstracts of
the reports, which will be admitted until September 1, 2002.  For inquiry and
correspondence:

Faculty of Uzbek Philology
Samarkand State University
15, University Boulevard
Samarkand 703004
Uzbekistan
Phone: (998-662) 31-23-22, 33-34-87, 31-21-81
Fax: (998-662) 33-34-87
E-mail: kashgary_conf(a)yahoo.com

LECTURE- Poets and Writers of Afghanistan, Zohra Saed, April 27, New York

Posted by: Zohra Saed <ZohraSaed(a)aol.com>
Posted: 3 Apr 2002


Queens Borough Public Library
International Resource Center

Presents

Poets and Writers of Afghanistan
A Lecture and Reading
By Zohra Saed

Amid the turmoil, literature lives in Afghanistan. Experience the richness
of this little known literary tradition, and hear the words of today's new
voices, as Zohra Saed, an Afghan-American poet and literary scholar,
introduces the literature of Afghanistan and reads from the works of its poets.

Saturday, April 27
2:00 p.m.
(IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor)
41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 661-1229/ 661-1230

Admission is Free

Seating is limited and on a first-come basis.
Parking is limited. Public transportation is suggested.
www.queenslibrary.org

This program is made possible by fines & fees collected by Queens Library.

CONFERENCE/FILMS- Film Lineup of the 2002 ASN World Convention, April 11-13

Posted by: Dominique Arel <dominique_arel(a)brown.edu>
Posted: 30 Mar 2002


FILM LINEUP OF THE 2002 ASN WORLD CONVENTION

***For the complete preliminary program, registration form and general
information on the convention, please consult our web site at
http://www.nationalities.org***

For the third consecutive year, the ASN World Convention will be screening
brand new documentaries on themes related to the post-Communist world. This
year's lineup includes L'OPIUM DES TALIBANS, a riveting French documentary
on the opium trade shot illegally under the Taliban regime; QALA JANGI, a
short feature (work in progress) on the uprising in Mazar-e Sharif during
the Fall 2001 Afghan war; ALLIES AND LIES, a stunning British BBC report on
American covert operations during the Bosnia war; A HIGH LEVEL DELEGATION,
about a surreal visit by a Belgian parliamentary delegation to the world's
most secretive country: North Korea; MY MOTHER'S VILLAGE, an acclaimed
Canadian documentary on Ukrainian diaspora identity; TIME TO GATHER STONES,
an account of the Transdniestria conflict, produced by Moldova television;
SS IN BRITAIN, a controversial British report on war crimes committed by
members of the Waffen-SS Halychyna Division in wartime Ukraine; BRING ME THE
HEAD OF GEORGIY GONGADZE, a work-in-progress on the political scandal
surrounding the disappearance of Ukrainian journalist Gongadze;
YUGOSLAVIA--THE AVOIDABLE WAR, which has recently made the headlines at The
Hague during the trial of Slobodan Milosevic; OIL ODYSSEY, a travelogue
along the Caspian pipeline; two documentaries on AFGHAN REFUGEES, and short
films from CINEMA VERITE INTERNATIONAL.  Each screening will be followed by
discussion.

The ASN Convention runs from 11-13 April 2002 at Columbia University,
International Affairs Building, and will feature a hundred panels, in
addition to the films.

We look forward to seeing you at the convention,

Dominique Arel (darel(a)brown.edu)
Film/Video Section Chair


V1 (I)
Thursday 11 April, 1-3 PM
A High Level Delegation (Une délégation de très haut niveau)
Belgium 2000 (52 mins)
Directed by Philippe Dutilleul, Radio Télévision Française Belge
Contact: Philippe Dutilleul (pdu(a)rtbf.be)
In French (English subtitles)

Is North Korea the last earthly paradise? Fully aware of the bent and
outright biases of the Western press, Une Délégation wanted to set the
record straight. The first Western television crew to be allowed to film in
North Korea in more than a dozen years, the crew of Une Délégation did not
travel alone. They were in the company of a "top-level delegation" of
distinguished official representatives of the Belgian government, conducting
an investigative visit to the land of Kim Il-sung, the Venerated Great
Leader, and his son Kim Jong-il, the Great Beloved Leader and reincarnation
of his daddy. A most disturbing journey to the unknown and forgotten country
of President Bush's "Axis of Evil."

V2 (II)
Thursday 11 April, 3.15-5.15 PM
Oil Odyssey
USA/Azerbaijan 2002 (30 mins)
Written and directed by Thomas Goltz
Shot by Space Television, Baku, Azerbaijan
Contact: Thomas Goltz (goltz(a)wtp.net)

Who Says Geopolitics Can't Be Fun?
    Not TripZip, or Oil Odyssey Organizer, a.k.a. Thomas Goltz, who
gathered forty folks, drawn from Alaska to Azerbaijan, and drove a dozen
Soviet-style sidecar motorcycles down the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan linemeaning,
the proposed but still not implemented 2,000 Kilometer, $3 billion dollar
pipeline that threads the needle between Iran and Russia and leads from the
shores of the Caspian to the Mediterranean Sea.
    And what about the dancers and singers from the Rashid Beybudov theater
in Baku, tagging along with the bikers and performing in refugee camps and
forgotten villages along the way?
    What? A pack of Soviet Style sidecar motorcycles escorting a bus packed
with Baku ballet dancers and the deep set of pipes known as Bilal, rolling
through the blighted, war-scarred Caucasus region of the post-Soviet space,
promoting an oil and gas pipeline route? Well, yes. Or better: why not? And
who says Geopolitics Can't Be Fun?
Thomas Goltz will lead the discussion following the screening.

V3 (III)
Thursday 11 April, 5.30-7.30 PM
SS in Britain
UK 2000 (55 mins.)
Directed by Julian Hendy
Produced by Yorkshire TV, Leeds, UK
Contact: Julian Hendy (Julian.Hendy(a)granadamedia.com)

A controversial British documentary on the Ukrainian Waffen-SS Division
"Halychyna" during the Second World War. The film asserts that the Halychyna
Division committed war crimes against civilians in Galicia (current day
Ukraine) and Slovakia, and that survivors of the devastating Brody Battle
against the Red Army in 1944 obtained citizenship in Britain after the war.
Timothy Snyder (Yale U) will lead the discussion following the screening.

V4 (IV)
Friday 12 April, 9-11 AM
Two Documentaries on Afghan Refugees
USA 2001 (60 mins.)
Directed and produced by Najib Aziz Amiri
Contact: Rameen Moshref (rmoshref(a)ymcanyc.org)

The two documentaries on the Afghan refugees are part of a series of ten
tapes that the president founder of the Children of War, Najib Aziz Amiri,
has produced during his trips to Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.  He has
taped the food distribution each time he has gone. So far 10 tapes are
available and more on the works. The last two tapes, which are screening at
the ASN Convention, cover his last trips to Herat (Afghanistan), Mashad
(Iran) and Peshawar (Pakistan).  Mr. Amiri will travel to Afghanistan in
April 2002 to oversee the opening of a new orphanage / trade school in Kabul.
Tape 1 (Volume 9): "The Afghan Refugees in Mashad, Iran. Jalozai Camp,
Pakistan and Maslakh Camp in Herat, Afghanistan" (March 2001, 30 mins.)
Tape 2 (Volume 10): "18 days with Afghan Refugees in Peshawar" (November
2001, 30 mins.)
Fraiba Nawa (Independent Journalist) will lead the discussion following the
screening.

V5 (IV)
Friday 12 April, 11.15 AM-1.15 PM
Documentary Shorts from Cinema Verite International

The Former Soviet Union: Moving into the Future is a comparative analysis of
the transition process as shown in five countries, confronting issues of
crime, corruption, business growth, and investment. The Former Soviet Union:
Religious Birth examines the growth of Orthodoxy, Christianity, Cults, and
Judaism in four countries. Suicide Bombers Cannot Silence Children's Voices
focuses on the single most important issue of the War confronting us today.

Clips from two short films on Mexico will also be shown.

Mildred Pollner (Cinema Verite International, USA) will present the short
documentaries.

V6 (V)
Video Presentation
Room 1219
Allies and Lies
UK 2001 (55 mins.)
Directed by David Hedbitch, BBC
Contact: Dan Hedbitch, Producer (dheb(a)globalnet.co.uk)

The Bosnian Muslim Army was covertly supplied with arms by the US during the
1990s. In an investigation across six countries, this stunning BBC
documentary uncovers a series of incidents which have tested the Western
Alliance to breaking point. Senior European negotiators believe that with US
backing the war could have ended two years earlier, but US desire to see the
Serbs punished meant that they instead encouraged the Bosnian government to
continue fighting. The price in human terms? Over 15,000 dead and nearly
600,000 refugees. Exclusive interviews with Lt General Sir Michael Rose, UN
Peace Negotiator Thorvald Stoltenberg and several other critical actors.

V7 (V)
Friday 12 April, 11.15 AM-1.15 PM
My Mother's Village
Canada 2001 (100 mins.)
Directed by John Paskievich
Contact: Jo Anne Walton (j.a.walton(a)nfb.ca)

With countless people fleeing their homelands to seek a better life, exile
has become one of the most common experiences of the last century. In My
Mother's Village, John Paskievich delves into the effects of exile and
memory on the human spirit, using his own experiences as a child of refugees
as a starting point. Almost 50 years after Paskievich's family left Ukraine
to find freedom in Canada, the Winnipeg filmmaker attempts to reconcile his
lifelong feeling of being caught between two cultures. He brings to light
the humour, anger, joy and complexity of living between borders -- obliged
on the one hand to preserve the memories and traditions of his parents, and
needing on the other hand to establish his own roots in a new country.

V8 (VI)
Friday 12 April, 2.15-4.15 PM
L'Opium des Talibans
France 2001 (90 minutes)
Directed by François Margolin
Contact: François Margolin (fmargolin(a)yahoo.fr)
In French and Afghan languages (English subtitles)

Afghanistan under the Talibans was among the most repressive countries in
the world. As we learned in early 2001 when they destroyed the ancient
statues of Buddha, the Talibans did not tolerate any sort of imagery --
photos, painting, films, sculpture. Women could not go out alone, they could
not work at jobs or go to school. Music and alcohol were banned. And so on.
But these partisans of purity remained terribly hypocritical about drugs.
Ostensibly proscribed by religious edict, drug production flourished in
Afghanistan. It supplied 75% of the world's opium. At first the Talibans had
outlawed even the growing of the opium poppies. But before long they had
relaxed their interdiction to allow production and export of the drug.
Filmmaker François Margolin and writer Olivier Weber, who knew Afghanistan
well from previous visits to cover the mujahadeen and aid workers, returned
to Afghanistan to understand how the opium trade was rationalized by the
Talibans. How they not only allowed it but even encouraged its growth.

V9 (VI)
Friday 12 April, 2.15-4.15 PM
American Gypsy. A Stranger in Everybody's Land.
USA 2000 (80 minutes)
Directed by Jasmine Dellal
Contact: Lorri Fulling, UC Media (ucmedia(a)ucxonline.berkeley.edu)
In English and Romani (English subtitles)

There are one million Gypsies, or Rom, in America, who most people know
nothing about. Never before has a camera been allowed in to explore their
world. Shot over the course of five years, this feature documentary tells
the lyrical tale of one Romani family in the United States who have broken
the wall of secrecy surrounding their people. American Gypsy follows the
story of Jimmy Marks, a flamboyant community leader who becomes passionately
obsessed with fighting a civil rights battle to defend his family, his
history and his honor. His journey carries us into the Romani culture with
scenes of Gypsies from around the world celebrating New Year in Las Vegas;
the arranged marriage of teenagers; and car salesmen in Stetson hats driving
Cadillacs. American Gypsy shows a glimpse of an immigrant world that is
either on the verge of extinction or at a critical turning point for
survival. It is a world that most of us have never had the chance to visit
because this is the first time it is being presented on screen.
Director Jasmine Dellal will be present at the screening.
David Crowe (Elon College) will lead the discussion following the screening.

V10 (VII)
Friday 12 April, 4.30-6.30 PM
Bring Me the Head of Georgiy Gongadze
USA 2002 (60 mins, work in progress)
Directed by Susie Davis
Contact: Susie Davis (susie_252001(a)yahoo.com)

Ukraine, celebrating its tenth year of independence, explodes into turmoil
after a young journalist is found decapitated in the woods. This documentary
is the true story of how one man's sacrifices unite a fractured nation and
compel the population to examine the true meaning of the word "freedom."
Should we expect a new democracy to offer its citizens rights and privileges
such as freedom of speech and freedom of the press? These were privileges
that Ukraine's president, Leonid Kuchma, promised the country when he came
to power in 1994. Since then, several more Ukrainian journalists and
independent media outlets have been harassed, and Kuchma has suggested that
freedom of speech does not mean the freedom to criticize him.
Director Susie Davis will be present at the screening.

V11-12 (VIII-IX)
Saturday 13 April, 9-11 AM and 11.15 AM-1.15 PM
Yugoslavia--The Avoidable War (180 mins), in two Parts
USA 1999
Directed by George Bogdanich and Martin Lettmayer
Contact: AvoidableWar(a)aol.com

A documentary arguing how serious errors and misjudgments made by Western
powers --particularly Germany and the United States -- helped spark the
violent break up of the former Yugoslavia in 1991, how news coverage was
manipulated by the warring sides, and detailing US involvement in Operation
Storm. A 75 minute excerpt of the documentary was screened by former
Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic during his trial in The Hague in March
2002. The directors then publicly criticized the selective use of their film
by Milosevic. Due to the sudden political salience of the film,
the ASN Convention will screen in its entirety. (A portion of the film
premiered at ASN in 2000).

George Bogdanich (Filmmaker, New York, USA) will field questions following
the screening that will take place in two installments over two consecutive
panel slots.

V13 (IX) Video Presentation/CA8 (IX) The Conflict in Afghanistan
Saturday 12 April, 11.15 AM-1.15 PM
Qala Jangi (Rough Cut, work in progress)
USA 2002 (approx. 30 mins.)
Directed by Dodge Billingsley (dodge(a)combatfilms.com)

A dramatic day by day account of the fortress uprising outside Mazar-e
Sharif at the end of November 2001. This film explores the events leading to
the conflict beginning Saturday night as the Taliban prisoners from Konduz
are met in the desert northeast of Mazar-e Sharif by General Rashid Dostum's
Northern Alliance forces.  It immediately moves to the actual uprising on
Sunday.  By Monday morning, the uprising has turned into a battle.  U.S.
forces arrive to assist the Northern Alliance but the battle continues into
Tuesday.  Finally, after three dys of fighting the battle for Qala Jangi is
over. The film also analyzes the true nature of the conflict: massacre,
battle or costly mistake, and delineates the respective roles of the
Northern Alliance, captured Taliban, and U.S. military personnel as
catalysts for the bloody outcome. The film was shot on location by one of
the few westerners to witness the battle from within the fortress walls and
includes additional footage shot by other cameramen and women on the spot.

Dodge Billingsley will present his film-in-progress. Robert Ware (Southern
Illinois U, Carbondale) will lead the discussion following the screening.

V14 (XI)
Saturday 12 April, 4.30-6.30 PM
Time To Gather Stones
Moldova 2001 (52 mins.)
Directed by Sergey Tcaci
Contact: Igor Shapovalov, Producer, PNP Studio (shapovalov(a)pnp-studio.com)
In Russian without subtitles

An harrowing look at the causes and consequences of the war in
Transdniestria, Moldova, in 1992. The documentary, produced by Moldovan
television, interviews key actors of the conflict (politicians, military
officials) as well as relatives of victims. Winner of the first prize of the
International TV and Cinema Forum "Together" which took place in Yalta,
Ukraine, in September, 2001.

Director Sergey Tcaci and  Producer Igor Shapovalov will be present at the
screening. Charles King (Georgetown U) will lead the discussion following
the screening.

CONF./CFP- ESCAS VIII, Bordeaux, France, Sept. 25-28, 2002

Posted by: Turaj Atabaki <Turaj.Atabaki(a)let.uu.nl>
Posted: 30 Mar 2002


ESCAS VIII
European Society for Central Asian Studies

September 25-28, 2002
University Campus of Talence - Bordeaux, France

Central Asia in transition: models, disruptions, centrality

Section I:   Questions of periodization: the centrality of Central Asia and
              the rewriting of history
Section II:  Political, economic and social models in the Central Asian history
Section III: Cultural and religious models
Section IV:  Colonial and Soviet disruptions
Section V:   Post-Soviet transformations

Organizing committee: the Board of the ESCAS (Mr. T. Atabaki, President,
Mrs. G. Rasuly-Paleczek, Vice-president, Mrs. I. Baldauf, Mrs. C. Poujol,
Mr. G. Rota, Mr. M. Tabor).

ESCAS VIII coordinator: Mrs. Catherine Poujol

How to participate:

Participation proposals:

They are to be submitted before April 15, 2002, by sending a summary of
your paper in French or in English, a brief CV and your complete address
(as well as your fax or phone number and e-mail address).

Please send your proposals:

 - To Mrs. Catherine Poujol
    cpoujol33(a)wanadoo.fr

 - To the ESCAS information centre in Central Asia
    escas8(a)ifeac.com.uz

Or to the following addresses:
 - Mrs. C. Poujol
    32 Quai des Chartrons
    33000 Bordeaux, France

 - IFEAC
    18A Rakatboshi
    700031 Tashkent
    Uzbekistan

 - IFEAC
    103 Furmanova
    480091 Almaty
    Kazakhstan

Confirmation by the Organizing Committee:

No final decision on your participation may be taken at the present
moment.  A circular letter will be sent to you within 1 month after the
deadline for proposals' submission, informing you of the decision of the
Organizing Committee about your participation at the ESCAS VIII conference.

To present a paper:

Your paper in French or in English should not last more than 20 minutes,
there will be also 10 minutes of discussion.  In each section, there will
be from 4 to 6 papers per half-day.

How to fund your participation?

The Organizing Committee of ESCAS VIII encourages the participants to seek
themselves for the funding of their participation at the conference, travel
and living expenditures.

PANELS- Mongolian Studies Roundtable, IREX, Washington, DC, April 5

Posted by: Joyce Warner <jwarner(a)irex.org>
Posted: 29 Mar 2002


IREX invites you to attend two roundtable events hosted in collaboration
with The Mongolia Society on Friday, April 5, 2002, from 1:00 pm until
5:15 pm. Please join us as we discuss contemporary matters facing Mongolia
and the current state of Mongolian Studies in the United States.

Panel One: Mongolia and the New Russo-Chinese Friendship Treaty
Time:  1-3 pm
Panelists:
Tsedenbambyn Batbayar, Institute of History, Mongolian Academy of Sciences
Teh-Kuang Chang, Professor of Political Science, Ball State University
Jargalsaikhany Enkhsaikhan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of
    Mongolia to the United Nations
Henry G. Schwarz, Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies, Western
    Washington University
Chair: Henry G. Schwarz, Western Washington University

Panel Two: Mongolian Studies in the United States
Time:  3:15-5:15 pm
Panelists:
Henry G. Schwarz, Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies, Western
    Washington University
Christopher Atwood, Professor of Mongolian Studies, Indiana University
Jim Wagenlander, Attorney at Law, Wagenlander and Heisterkamp, LLC, Denver,
    Colorado
G. Alec Stewart, Associate Professor of Physics, Dean, Honors College,
    University of Pittsburgh (pending confirmation)
Chair: Joyce Warner, Director of Academic Exchanges & Research Division, IREX

*Please join us for a light reception following these events*


Location:
IREX, 2121 K Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037
Telephone: (202) 628-8188

Directions:
 From Marriott Wardman Park Hotel/Woodley Park Metro stop, take red line to
Farragut North station, exit onto K Street/Connecticut Avenue. Follow K
Street west (bear right onto K street) for approximately 4 blocks. IREX is
located at 2121 K Street, NW on the right-hand side.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 3, to Courtney Fagan by email:
cfagan(a)irex.org or by fax: (202) 628-8189. Your RSVP should include your
name, institutional affiliation, phone number, e-mail, and/or fax.

COURSE OFFERING- Mongolian Independent Learning, Univ. of Western Washington

Posted by: Henry G. Schwarz <schwarz(a)cc.wwu.edu>
Posted: 29 Mar 2002


LEARN MONGOLIAN AT ANY TIME

The Center for East Asian Studies of Western Washington is now offering
Mongolian 317R: Elementary Mongolian I, taught by Bolortsetseg Smith, for
four quarter credits.  It comprises ten assignments and three exams.  The
course is designed for anyone who is unable to attend a course with a fixed
time period.

For further details, please contact:

Independent Learning MS5293
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA  98225-5996
Phone/fax: (360) 650-3650/6858
E-mail: ilearn(a)wwu.edu

SEMINAR- Western Broadcasting and Muslim Audiences, James Critchlow, Apr. 2

Posted by: Harvard Forum for Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 28 Mar 2002


"Western Broadcasting During the Cold War and the Lessons for Dealing with
the Islamic World Today"

James Critchlow

Davis Center for Russian Studies

Tues. April 2, 4:15-6:00
215 in Coolidge Hall (Bergson/Ulam Room)

The talk will discuss the lessons learned by the West during the Cold War
about how to reach out to people across cultural and ideological barriers
can and should be applied successfully today to problems of finding a common
language with Muslims despite cultural and, in this case, theological
barriers.  The speaker will deal with some specifics of the Muslim case.

For more information:

Davis Center for Russian Studies
Harvard University
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel.: 617-495-4037
e-mail: daviscrs(a)fas.harvard.edu

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~daviscrs

SEMINAR- Central Asia Seminar, Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA, Mar 29

Posted by: Julien Farland <farlandj(a)middlesex.cc.ma.us>
Posted: 27 Mar 2002


Asian Studies Development Program

Central Asia Seminar
March 29, 2002
Middlesex Community College
Bedford, Massachusetts
East Café


Announcement

On Friday, March 29, 2002, Middlesex Community College is sponsoring a
one-day seminar on Central Asia.  The seminar will be held at Middlesex's
Bedford Campus.  The fee is $50.

This seminar is intended to provide participants with an opportunity to hear
several prominent speakers provide:  1) an historical overview of the
region, 2) a survey of the political, social, and economic context, and 3)
review of the religious environment.  Special attention will be paid to
Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.  Invited speakers include: Dr.
Charles F. Dunbar, Warburg Professor in International Relations from Simmons
College, Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. John Schoeberlein, Director of the Forum
for Central Asian Studies at Harvard University, and three Fulbright
Scholars-in-Residence affiliated with institutions in Central Asia.

Seminar Schedule

Friday, March 29, 2002

8:15-9:00 am   Registration and Coffee

9:00-9:10 am   Welcoming Remarks
    Dr. Carole Cowan, President,
    Middlesex Community College, Bedford, Massachusetts

9:10-10:15 am  "Afghanistan Six Months After September 11th: Pluses and
    Minuses"
    Introduction: Dr. David Kalivas, Professor of World History,
    Middlesex Community College

Speaker: Dr. Charles Dunbar,
    Former U.S. Chargé d'affaires in Afghanistan,
    Warburg Professor in International Relations,
    Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts


10:15-10:30 am  Break

10:30-11:30 am  "Afghanistan Six Months After September 11th: Pluses and
    Minuses" (continued)
    Dr. Charles Dunbar

11:30-12:30 pm  Luncheon

12:30-2:15 pm   "Islamism and Western Forces in Central Asia: Divergent
    Perspectives"
    Introduction: Kent Mitchell, Dean of International Arts,
    Middlesex Community College

Speaker: Dr. John S. Schoeberlein,
    Director, Forum for Central Asian Studies, Harvard University

2:30-3:45 pm   "Perspectives on Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan"
    Panel Discussion with Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence from Kazakhstan and
    Uzbekistan:

Moderator: Stan Hitron, Professor of English,
    Middlesex Community College

Dr. Leila Baishina, Political Science, Kazakhstan
    University of Dayton, Dayton Ohio

Dr. Shah-Ahmad Mutalov, Philosophy, Uzbekistan
    Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Dr. Miryakub Khaydarov, Business Administration, Uzbekistan
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio

3:45-4:00 pm   Closing Remarks:
    Dr. Julien Farland, Professor of Philosophy,
    Middlesex Community College


For registration information call (781) 280-3535.

Please direct all other inquiries to:

Julien Farland, Professor of Philosophy
Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 280-3944
farlandj(a)middlesex.cc.ma.us

LECTURE- Turkic Communities in the 19-21 c., Helene Perrin Wagner, April 3

Posted by: Inner Asian and Altaic Studies <iaas(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 25 Mar 2002


Lecture Title:  "Turkic Communities in the 19th-21st centuries:
     Fragmentation or Cohesion?  The Interplay between Cultural and Social
     Structures in Highly Institutionalized, Segmentary Societies Set in
     Poly-Civilizational Milieux"

Speaker:  Helene Perrin Wagner; Ph.D., INALCO, Paris; Ph.D. candidate,
     Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Harvard University

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2002

Time: Lunch 12:30, presentation 1:00

Location: Coolidge Hall, Seminar Room 3, Harvard University

Sponsored by: The Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

If you wish to contact the speaker, her e-mail address is: 
hperrin(a)fas.harvard.edu

For more information, contact:

Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
e-mail: iaas(a)fas.harvard.edu
tel.: 617-495-3777

LECTURE- Tuberculosis, Refugees, and Landmines in Afghanistan, April 8

Posted by: Jean Fierro <jean_fierro(a)hms.harvard.edu>
Posted: 25 Mar 2002


Cabot Lecture Series

Tuberculosis, Refugees, and Landmines in Afghanistan: A Medical Perspective
on the Legacy of War

Anne Goldfeld, MD

April 8
5:30 pm Reception, 6:00 pm Lecture

Medical Education Center Atrium and Walter Amphitheater
Longwood Medical Area (Harvard Medical School)

For more information, contact Jean Fierro by e-mail at
Jean_Fierro(a)hms.harvard.edu or by phone at 617-509-9897.

SLIDESHOW- Mountaineering in Kyrgyzstan, Minneapolis and Boston

Posted by: Garth Willis <garth(a)freenet.kg>
Posted: 23 Mar 2002


Slideshow - Five years of climbing, politics and culture in Kyrgyzstan
Presented by Garth Willis, director of the Alpine Fund - Kyrgyzstan


Dear Colleagues:

While I am in the US I will be presenting a slideshow with images from my
climbing expeditions in Kyrgyzstan, ranging from Ala Archa National Park,
to the big walls of Batken, the 7000 m peak of Khan Tengri, the military
zone of the Kokshall Too and other areas.

In addition to the presentation of mountaineering I will discuss the
formation of the non-governmental organization, the 'Alpine Fund' which
takes kids living in state institutions to the mountains for hiking and
climbing trips.  The Alpine Fund was formed in Bishkek in November of 2000
and will soon be opening a second office in Osh.

The presentations will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 4th and Boston,
Massachusetts on April 22nd. Please see the website <www.alpinefund.org> for
more details.

Best regards,

Garth Willis
garth(a)alpinefund.org
www.alpinefund.org

CONF./CFP- Local Governance in Kyrgyzstan, April 19-20

Posted by: Coalition for Democracy and Civil Soc - Naryn <naryncoalition(a)infotel.kg>
Posted: 22 Mar 2002


Call for Papers

Conference
"New Local Government - New Approaches to Interrelationships Among
Citizenry, Local Communities and the State"

Naryn
April 19-20, 2002

The Naryn State University and the Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society
have the honor to announce Conference to be held in Naryn on April 19-20,
2002.  The conference titled 'New Local Government - New Approaches to
Interrelationships Among Citizenry, Local Communities and the State' will be
dedicated to discussing critical issues of the local government reform in
Kyrgyzstan.

The Conference will be held under the patronage of the Minister for Local
Self-Government Affairs and Regional Development and the State
Administration of the Naryn oblast. The Conference participants will be
drawn from chiefs of local government (ayil okmotu) of Naryn, Issykkul and
Chui oblasts, heads of state administration bodies from various levels,
leading social and political scientists and experts, representatives of NGOs
and international organizations.

The theme of the Conference is mandated by the need to discuss problems and
prospects of the local government reform in Kyrgyzstan after the recent
direct elections of the heads of local authorities in December 2001 and
adoption of the new law in January 2002 'On local self-government and local
state administration'.

Special significance of the Conference is underscored by the need to discuss
the new philosophy of the relationships between the citizen and the new
institute of the elected heads of local government.

The discourse at the Conference will also be centered around such pressing
issues as:
  * What transformations took place in the way local population relates to
    the local authorities now to be elected or reelected?;
  * What is the nature, level and dynamics of the new relationships;
  * What kind of problems and barriers exist in the interaction between the
    local authorities and rayon and oblast state administrations and their
    organs;
  * How smooth and effective was the transfer of power to newly elected
    officials and what are the needs for their further training;

The Conference participants will also discuss new opportunities for social
partnership between the local authorities, communities, NGOs and
international development organizations.  Best practices identified will be
summarized in the Conference recommendations.

The Conference is made possible thanks to the support of the National
Democratic Institute for International Affairs (USA) and the US Agency for
International Development.

Proposals with 500 words in MS-Word format are accepted till April 5th. Full
texts of the reports submitted no later than 10 days after the Conference
will be published in the conference proceedings.

Conference Organizing Committee:
Naryn Regional Office
Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society
41 Kulumbaev St, Apt 30, Naryn
Tel. (03522) 50610, naryncoalition(a)infotel.kg

Inquiries in Bishkek:
Tel. (312) 681334, 681216
coalitionngo(a)infotel.kg

CONFERENCE- Mongolia Society and AAS, Washington, DC, April 4-6

Posted by: Susie Drost <monsoc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 21 Mar 2002


THE MONGOLIA SOCIETY: STARTING OUR FIFTH DECADE
April 4-6, 2002 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

THURSDAY, 4 APRIL 2002
10-11 am
COUNCIL OF AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTERS (CAORC)
(Marriott Wardman Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd., NW, Washington, DC, Thomas Paine
Room)

This meeting is to provide information about the purpose and process of
organizing an American Overseas Research Center for Mongolia.  For
information on CAORC, and the 16 existing American Overseas Research
centers, please visit www.caorc.org.

1 pm  THE MONGOLIA SOCIETY ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING (Marriott Wardman Hotel,
2660 Woodley Rd., NW, Washington, DC, Johnson Room).

1:45 pm CONTEMPORARY MONGOLIA (Marriott Wardman, Johnson Room)
Chair:
Alicia Campi, US-Mongolia Advisory Group
KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
H.E. Ambassador J. Choinhor, Mongolian Ambassador to the U.S.
PANELISTS:
David Sneath, University of Cambridge, "Reciprocity, Corruption and the
State in Contemporary Mongolia";
Tumentsogt Tsevegmid, Independent Scholar, "Policy Making Challenges in
Contemporary Mongolia: Investment Requirements In and Financing Government
Programs";
Erdenesaikhan Naidansuren and Undral Batsukh, University of Idaho,
"Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as
an Integral Part of Sustainable Development of Mongolia";
Christina Chan, Cornell University, "The Dismantling of Socialism: Case
Studies of Women and the Notion of Rights in Mongolia."

4 pm  MONGOLIA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (Marriott Wardman, Johnson Room)
Chair:
Christopher Kaplonski, SUNY, Plattsburgh
PANELISTS:
O. Batsaikhan, Central Historical Archives, Mongolia, "Independence of
Mongolia in 1911 - Tri-Party Agreement of 1915 between China, Russia, and
Mongolia";
Stephane Grivelet, Universit des Antilles, "The Latinization Attempt in
Mongolia";
R. Baasan, Indiana University, and Alicia Campi, US-Mongolia Advisory Group,
"The History of U.S.-Mongolian Political Relations in the 20th Century--the
upcoming book and a review of the sources";
Charles Krusekopf, Austin College, "The Evolution of Mongolia's Foreign
Policy from 1986 to 1990";
M. Tegshjargal, Kings Foundation, Mongolia, "New era of Chinggis study in
Mongolia."

FRIDAY, 5 APRIL 2002

1 pm  IREX and The Mongolia Society joint panels* (IREX, 2121 K Street, NW,
Suite 700, DC)
MONGOLIA AND THE NEW RUSSO-CHINESE FRIENDSHIP TREATY
Chair:
Henry G. Schwarz, Western Washington University
PANELISTS:
Tsedenbambyn Batbayar, Institute of History, Mongolian Academy of Sciences;
  Teh-Kuang Chang, Professor of Political Science, Ball State University;
  Jargalsaikhany Enkhsaikhan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of

Mongolia to the United Nations;

Henry G. Schwarz, Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies, Western
Washington University.

3 pm  MONGOLIAN STUDIES IN THE UNITED STATES (IREX, 2121 K Street, NW,
Suite 700, DC)
Moderator:
Joyce Warner, Director of Academic Exchanges and Research
PANELISTS:
Henry G. Schwarz, Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies, Western
Washington University;
Christopher Atwood, Professor of Mongolian Studies, Indiana University;
Jim Wagenlander, Attorney at Law, Wagenlander and Heisterkamp, LLC, Denver,
Colorado

*Please RSVP by April 3rd to Courtney Fagan: E-mail: cfagan(a)irex.org
FAX: (202)628-8189.  Your RSVP should include your name, institutional
affiliation, phone number, E-mail and/or FAX.

7 pm  CONTEMPORARY MONGOL GROUPS (Marriott Wardman Hotel, Delaware, Suite A)
Chair:
Alexey Ivanchukov, Mongolia Society Board of Directors
PANELISTS:
Wurlig Borchigud, Humboldt State University, "Recreating Romantic Traditions
for Cultural Commodification in Inner Mongolia";
Elza-Bair Goutchinova, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, RAS,
"Post-Soviet Identities of Kalmyks";
Anna Bernstein, Independent Scholar, "Buddhist Revival in Buryatia: Recent
Perspectives"

9 pm  ISSUES IN MONGOLIAN HISTORY (Marriott Wardman Hotel, Delaware,
Suite A)
Chair:
Elizabeth Endicott, Middlebury College
PANELISTS:
Muradkasim Abdiev, Samarkand branch of Academy of Sciences, "To the matter
of Turkisization of Mongol tribes in The Central Asian Interriver";
Michal Biran, Institute for Advanced Study, "The Chaghadaid Mongols and
Islam: The Conversion of Tarmashirin Khan (1331-34)";
E. Purewjaw, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, "On the didactic poem called the
Treatise entitled the Golden Chronicle, composed by Chinggis Khan";
Gordon Jacoby, Neil Pederson, Rosanne D'Arrigo, Lamont-Doherty Earth
Observatory, "Characteristics of Long-Term Precipitation Variations in
Mongolia as Evidenced by Tree-Ring Analysis";
Elena Boikova, Russian Academy of Sciences, "Russians in Mongolia at the End
of the 19th - in the Beginning of the 20th Centuries";
Y. Munkh-Amgalan, Indiana University, "American Literature in Mongolia."

SATURDAY, 6 APRIL 2002

2 pm  Program for International Studies in Asia (PISA), Pacific Affairs
Students Society (PASS) and the Elliott School of International Affairs at
George Washington University (Strong Hall Piano Lounge, 620 21st St. NW, GWU)

KHALKHIN-GOL BATTLE: A PROLONG TO WORLD WAR
A Mongolian film documentary about the events leading up to and following
the 1939 battle with the Japanese at Khalkhin-Gol, Mongolia.  Producer Mr.
Tudeviin Chimed.  Screen writers Ts. Batbayar and B. Davaasuren.  Film in
Mongolian.  A flyer will be handed out with a brief summary of the video in
English.

2:45-4:45 pm  The Mongolia Society and AAS joint panel (Marriott Wardman
Hotel, Virginia Suite B-Lobby Level)
BEYOND NOMADIC AND SEDENTARY: SHARED DISCOURSES IN THE MONGOL WORLD EMPIRE
NOTE: As an AAS panel, AAS conference registration required to attend.
Chair:
David Gedalecia, College of Wooster
PANELISTS:
Christopher Atwood, Indiana University, "A Singular Conformity? The Origin
and Nature of the Mongol Imperial Religious Policy";
Bettine Birge, University of California, "Misrepresenting Tradition: Mongol
Influences on Chinese Social Legislation";
Abolala Soudavar, Independent Scholar, "The Han-lin Academy and the Creation
of the Persian Royal Library-Atelier";
Ron Sela, Indiana University, "Elevation Ritual in the Mongol Empire: The
Persian Perspective."
Discussant:
Shelia Blair, Boston College

6-8 pm  RECEPTION AT THE EMBASSY OF MONGOLIA (2833 M Street, NW, Washington,
DC)
NOTE: The reception is for Mongolia Society members and Mongolian conference
participants ONLY.

Please also note the following AAS panels on Friday 5 April 2002.

8:30-10:30 am BORDERLAND ELITES, IMPERIAL CONTEXTS (Marriott Wardman Hotel,
Virginia Suite B-Lobby Level)
NOTE: As an AAS panel, AAS conference registration required to attend.
PANELISTS:
Ellen McGill, Columbia, Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted: Defining the Banner
in Ordos;

Johan Elverskog, Southern Methodist University, Songyun and the Tibet Question;

Gray Tuttle, Harvard, Tibetan Lamas at the Imperial Court;

Li Ruohong, Harvard, A Tibetan Aristocratic Family in Eighteenth-century
Tibet: A Study of Qing-Tibetan Contact.
Discussants:
Joanna Waley-Cohen, New York University, Mark Elliott, University of
California at Santa Barbara.

8:30-10:30 am  WARLORDS REVISTED: RETHINKING NATION AND REVOLUTION IN
FRONTIER CHINA (Marriott Wardman Hotel, Exhibit Hall B North 3)
NOTE: As an AAS panel, AAS conference registration required to attend.
PANELISTS:
Jonathan N. Lipman, A Double Virture: The Islamic and Nationalist Agendas of
Ma Fuxiang;

Jiao Pan, An Yi Patriotic Warlord: Long Yuns Ethnic, Provincial and National
Politics;

Wenbin Peng, Recycling a Warlord: Liu Wenhuis Provincialism in Xikang;

Uradyn E. Bulag, Remembering the Great Friendship between Fu Zuoyi and
Ulanhu, or How to Write a Postrevolutionary History of Inner Mongolia?

The Mongolia Society Inc.
322 Goodbody Hall, IU
1011 E. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
E-Mail: monsoc(a)indiana.edu
Tel #: (812)855-4078
FAX #: 812-855-7500
Web: http://www.indiana.edu/~mongsoc

SEMINAR- Human Rights in Uzbekistan: Post-September 11, OSI New York, Mar. 25

Posted by: Erin Finnerty <efinnerty(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 18 Mar 2002


The Central Eurasia Project invites you to attend:

Human Rights in Uzbekistan: A Post- September 11 Assessment

With

Pulat Akhunov, Atanazar Arifov, Abdusalom Ergashev and Vitaly Ponomaryov

Monday, March 25, 2002
12:30 - 2:00
The Open Society Institute, Room 4D
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019


Pulat Akhunov, a well-known human rights activist and an active member of
the "Birlik" party, has lived in exile in Sweden after his release in 1995
from an Uzbek prison where he spent three years on politically motivated
charges.  Currently, he is the director of the Central Asian Association
that publishes the monthly magazine "Harakat."

Atanazar Arifov is the general secretary of the "Erk" party and a former
political prisoner. He recently founded the Mazlum Human Rights Society.
Arifov was the author of his party's draft laws for Uzbekistan's Declaration
of Independence and Constitution, which were submitted to parliament in 1990
and 1992, respectively.

Abdusalom Ergashev is the head of the Ferghana branch of the Independent
Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan. Since the early 1990s, Ergashev has been
an independent researcher on Muslim affairs in the Ferghana Valley.

Vitaly Ponomaryov is the director of the Central Asian Program at the
Memorial Human Rights Center. In addition to compiling the most
comprehensive list of political and religious prisoners in Uzbekistan,
Ponomaryov has written several books and articles on the region.


To RSVP please fax this sheet to Erin Finnerty at (212) 548-4607 or e-mail a
response to efinnerty(a)sorosny.org.

Name:

Affiliation:

E-mail address:

___ I will attend the March 25th event.
___ I will not attend the March 25th event.

If you are unable to attend, you can read a synopsis of the Open Forum and
subscribe to a weekly news bulletin at <www.EurasiaNet.org>.

LECTURE- Jihad: Militant Islam in Central Asia, Ahmed Rashid, New York, Mar. 21

Posted by: Asia Society <policy(a)AsiaSoc.org>
Posted: 16 Mar 2002


Asia Society and Council on Foreign Relations present:

Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
Ahmed Rashid

One of the world's leading experts on the region, Ahmed Rashid explains in
his latest book the roots of militant rage in Central Asia, describes the
goals and activities of these militant organizations, and suggests ways in

which this threat could be neutralized by diplomatic and economic
intervention.  He draws on his deep knowledge of history, politics,
religion, and culture of Central Asia to look beyond the tragic past and the
troubled present.  In tracing the history of Central Asia and explaining the
current political climate, Rashid demonstrates that it is a region we ignore
at our peril.


Presided by:
Nicholas Platt, President, Asia Society

Thursday, March 21, 2002
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

The program includes continental breakfast. Copies of Jihad: The Rise of
Militant Islam in Central Asia will be available for purchase and signing.

Please register in advance.  $7 Member / $10 Nonmember

Contact Asia Society for registration: Box Office at (212) 517-ASIA

COURSE- Dari Classes in New York

Posted by: Rameen Moshref <rameenm(a)aol.com>
Posted: 15 Mar 2002


Afghan Communicator
Dari Classes

In order to re-introduce Afghans to their language and introduce non-Afghans
to Afghan language of Dari (Persian), Afghan Communicator is delighted to
offer Dari classes at convenient time in Manhattan, starting April 4, 2002.

The classes will be taught by a fifteen-year veteran teacher of the Habibia
College in Kabul.  The beginner and intermediate classes are for 4 months.
At the end of the semester, successful students will receive a certificate
of completion.

Interested individuals should send an e-mail to ACMojala(a)aol.com for more
information and registration.  Start date is April 1, 2002.  Classes are
open to Afghans and non-Afghans. The minimum age limit is 18.

Beginner class is ideal for individuals with little or no ability to read,
write or speak proper Dari. This class starts with the alphabet and covers
basics of grammar, writing, reading and speech.

Intermediate class is ideal for individuals with basic knowledge of Dari
language but need help with writing, reading & comprehension skills. This
class starts with basic Dari grammar and then based on students' ability
accelerates to more advanced learning.

Beginner class Thursday, Friday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Intermediate class TBA


There will be about 10 students per class.  Semesters are 4 months each.

Place: Hunter College, 68 Street and Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York City
Fees: $120 per semester or $30 per month.
Books and materials will be provided free.
Please take advantage of this offer before classes are booked.

Contact: YoungAfghans(a)hotmail.com, or ACMojala(a)aol.com

CONFERENCE- Transnationalism & Diaspora in C. Asia & Caucasus, Mar. 16-17, Berkeley

Posted by: Sanjyot Mehendale <sanjyotm(a)uclink4.berkeley.edu>
Posted: 13 Mar 2002


Caucasus and Central Asia Program
University of California at Berkeley

Currents, Cross-Currents and Conflict: Transnationalism and Diaspora in
Central Asia and the Caucasus

2002 Conference Program

Saturday, March 16 - Geballe Room,  220 Stephens Hall

9.00-9.30   Coffee/Tea

9.30-9.40   Welcoming Remarks
             Barbara Voytek, Director, Institute of Slavic, East European and
             Eurasian Studies, UC Berkeley

9.40-10.00  Program Notes
             Sanjyot Mehendale, Executive Director, Caucasus and Central Asia
             Program, UC Berkeley

Panel I
             Chair: David Hooson, Geography Department, UC Berkeley

10.00-10.30 Diasporas in Central Asia: Patterns of Formation, Patterns of
             Assimilation
             Shirin Akiner, School of Oriental and African Studies,
             University of London

10.30-11.00 Diaspora and Conflict: Locality, Long-distance Nationalism, and
             the Delocalisation of Conflict Dynamics
             Jolle Demmers, Center for Conflict Studies, Utrecht University

11.00-11.20 Coffee/Tea

11.20-11.50 Virtual Diasporas: Reconstituting Central Eurasia in Cyber-space
             John Schoeberlein,  Harvard Forum for Central Asian Studies,
             Harvard University

11.50-12.20 Panel Discussion
             Discussant: John Roosa, Institute for Policy Research and
             Advocacy, Indonesia
             Visiting Scholar, Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley

12.20-2.00  Lunch (Faculty Club)

Panel II
             Chair: Leslie Peirce, Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC
             Berkeley

2.00-2.30   Transnational Popular Social Institutions and Turkic Communal
             Identity in Inner Asia
             Hélène Perrin Wagner, Ph.D, Institut National des Langues et
             Civilisations Orientales; Inner Asian and Altaic Studies,
             Harvard University

2.30-3.00   China in Central Asia: Invasion or Evasion
             Dru C. Gladney, Asian Studies and Anthropology, University of
             Hawai'i at Manoa

3.00-3.20   Coffee/Tea

3.20-3.50   The Uighur Community in Central Asia: Changes During the Last
             Decade
             Ablet Kamalov, Kazakh Academy of Science, Institute of Oriental
             Studies; Visiting scholar, Oxford University, UK

3.50-4.30   Panel Discussion
             Discussant: Shirin Akiner, SOAS, University of London

7.00        Dinner

Sunday, March 17 - Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

9.45-10.00  Coffee/Tea

Panel III
             Chair: John Schoeberlein, Forum for Central Asian Studies,
             Harvard University

10.00-10.30 Russians in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Issues and Concerns
             Kulbhushan Warikoo, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

10.30-11.00 The Afghan Diaspora: Reflections on the Imagined Country
             Eden Naby, Harvard University

11.00-11.20 Coffee/Tea

11.20-11.50 Afghan Communities in Uzbekistan: Present and Prospects
             Natalya Khan, Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies,
             Uzbekistan; Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley

11.50-12.20 Panel Discussion
             Discussant: Turaj Atabaki, International Institute of Social
             History, Amsterdam, Netherlands

12.20-1.30  Lunch (220 Stephens)

Panel  IV
             Chair: to be announced

1.30-2.00   State, Homeland, and Diaspora: The Armenian and Azerbaijani Cases
             Stephan Astourian, Department of History, UC Berkeley

2.00-2.30   Diasporic Encounters:  The Role of Diasporic Organizations in
             Armenia's Post-Soviet Transition
             Armine Ishkanian, Research Fellow, UC Berkeley

2.30-3.00   Panel Discussion
             Discussant: Edward Walker, Executive Director, Berkeley Program
             in Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies

3.00-3.10   Closing Remarks

3.10-3.30   Coffee/Tea

3.30-5.00   Round Table (270 Stephens)
             How has the Diaspora necessitated new approaches to notions of
             "regions" and how might academic area studies be reconfigured by
             these internal and external pressures?

LECTURE- Cultural Erosion in Eurasia, Muhtar Shahanov, Istanbul, Mar. 23

Posted by: Emine Gürsoy-Naskali <Naskali(a)turk.net>
Posted: 13 Mar 2002


by Muhtar Shahanov, Khazakh poet and diplomat

Discussants:
Prof. Dr. Emine Gursoy-Naskali
Prof. Dr. Umit Meric
Ataol Behramoglu


Place: Cemal Resit Rey Consert Hall, Istanbul
Time: 23 March 2002 Saturday 14.00
Istanbul Municipality

(simultaneous translation)

CONFERENCE- CIS and Eastern Europe Business Forum 2002, Tucson, Nov. 1-3

Posted by: Sarah Monks <sel(a)email.arizona.edu>
Posted: 12 Mar 2002


Announcement of the

2002 CIS & Eastern Europe Business Forum

The University of Arizona is pleased to announce the upcoming ninth annual

CIS and Eastern Europe Business Forum

to be held at the University of Arizona in Tucson on November 1, 2, and 3,
2002. The forum will provide an up-to-date analysis of political, economic,
and legal aspects of business ventures in the former Soviet Union as well as
Eastern Europe and will present case studies of successful American
businesses and strategies for success. Representatives of various government
programs that support American business ventures in the NIS and Eastern
Europe will be present to answer questions. Join us for this unique
opportunity to get the expertise of highly qualified professionals in
academia, government and business.

If you would like to be a presenter at the forum, e-mail Roza Simkhovich at
roza(a)dakotacom.net. You may also call or FAX her at 520-298-6599.

Last year's conference web site and be located at:
http://russian.arizona.edu, scroll down to the bottom and select the 2001
Business Forum brochure and pictures.

LECTURE- Akezhan Kazhegeldin, SOAS, London, 14 March

Posted by: Bhavna Dave <bd4(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 12 Mar 2002


Centre for Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, SOAS, University of
London, announces:

A talk by Mr. Akezhan Kazhegeldin,
Former Prime Minister of Kazakhstan and leader of Republican National Party
of Kazakhstan

KAZAKHSTAN AND THE CHANGING GEOSTRATEGIC EQUATION IN CENTRAL ASIA

Thursday 14th March
SOAS Main building, Room 116,  6-7:30 PM

Address: School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq, London, WC1H 0XG. UK

All are welcome. If you would like to attend please rsvp to
<cccacinfo(a)soas.ac.uk>

If you would like further information about the event please call the
Centres & Programmes Office on 020 7898 4893 or email rr10(a)soas.ac.uk

SOAS Centres Webpage http://www.soas.ac.uk/centres

SEMINAR- A Panel on Reconstructing Afghanistan at Asia Society

Posted by: Asia Society Programs <Programs(a)AsiaSoc.org>
Posted: 12 Mar 2002


Asia Society invites you to a panel discussion

Reconstructing Afghanistan:
Priorities and Challenges

Tuesday, March 19, 2002
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York, NY 10021

This program will convene a mix of scholars, NGOs, representatives from the
U.S. government, and the business community to focus on reconstruction in

Afghanistan.  The group will discuss the role of humanitarian aid,
strategies to build infrastructure, the methods to generate economic
development and provide incentives for growth.  The discussion will include
the role of the international community, international business groups as
well as the local actors and groups to engage to rebuild the country.
Sponsored by CitiGroup.

Invited Speakers:
  * Nicola Cunningham Armacost, Knowledge and Communications Coordinator,
    Women's World Banking
  * Urs Boegli, Head of International Committee of the Red Cross Regional
    Delegation, United States
  * T. Kumar, Advocacy Director for Asia & Pacific, Amnesty International USA
  * Nancy Lubin, JNA Associates, Inc.
  * Gerald Martone, Director of Emergency Response, International Rescue
    Committee, New York
  * Bernd McConnell, Director of Central Asia Task Force, U.S. Agency for
    International Development
  * S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Nitze School
    of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

The Asia Society will release its most recent Asian Update entitled,
"Afghanistan's Reform Agenda: Three Perspectives."  The authors include
Marvin Weinbaum, Fred Starr, Sima Sima and Mohammed Ehsan Zia.

The event will coincide with a new Asia Society exhibit "Through Afghan
Eyes: A Culture in Conflict, 1987-1995."  The exhibition will present videos
and photographs of Afghanistan during the last days of the Soviet invasion,
the resulting civil war and the post-Cold War era.

Please register in advance.
$5 students w/ID; $ 7 for members/NGOs; $10 for nonmembers.
To register with a Credit Card, please call the Box Office at (212)
517-ASIA, or send complete information by fax at (212) 517) 8315, or contact
us by email: boxoffice(a)asiasoc.org

LECTURE- History and Lang. of the Oghuz Turks, Claus Schonig, 13 Mar., Istanbul

Posted by: Emine Gürsoy-Naskali <Naskali(a)turk.net>
Posted: 11 Mar 2002


Lectures at the Institute

Wednesday, 13 March 2002, 18:00

PD Dr. Claus Schönig, Orient-Institut Istanbul:

Vom Ötükän zum Bosporus - die Geschichte der oghusischen Türken und ihrer
Sprache

Place:
Susam Sokak 16-18, Daire 8, Cihangir, 80060 Istanbul


Contact: Orient-Institut <oiist(a)attglobal.net>

PHOTO EXHIBIT/LECTURES- Images of the Silk Road: Photos by Wu Jian & G. Tepfer

Posted by: Adela C. Y. Lee <adela.lee(a)silkroadfoundation.org>
Posted: 7 Mar 2002


Images of the Silk Road: Photographs by Wu Jian and Gary Tepfer

An exhibit at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery of the University of Washington
School of Art and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture on the
University of Washington campus. The exhibit has been made possible through
the generous support of the Simpson Center for the Humanities and the
Silkroad Foundation. The major part of the exhibit will be at the Lawrence
Gallery, March 13-April 10, 2002. The Lawrence Gallery is located in room
132 of the Art Building, UW Seattle, and is open Tuesday-Saturday,12pm-4pm.
Admission is free. A selection of additional photos will be on display at
the Burke Museum, March 20-April 7, 2002. Those wishing to view the photo
exhibit at the Burke and the concurrent textile exhibit at the Henry Gallery
on the University of Washington campus can gain admission to the second
museum by presenting the ticket stub from the first and one additional dollar.

Gary Tepfer is widely known for his photographs of the pastoral nomads of
Mongolia and the Altai; Wu Jian is the official photographer of the Dunhuang
Research Institute in China. The photos will include landscapes, portraits,
images of traditional nomadic culture, and the stunning Buddhist art of the
Mogao Caves at Dunhuang. Both photographers will do slide-illustrated
lecture presentations in conjunction with the exhibit.  The lectures are
free and open to the public.
The photographs by Wu Jian will also be exhibited at Northwestern University
in Chicago in late April. The exhibit is curated by K. Moles, a Ph.D.
candidate in Art History at the University of Washington.

Lectures:

Wu Jian, "Masterworks of Photography: Art Caves and Ancient Ruins." March
13, 2002, 4 PM, Auditorium of the Henry Art Gallery, UW campus.

Gary Tepfer, "Ten Years of Fieldwork: Photography of the Altai Mountains
in South Siberia and Mongolia." March 14, 2002, 4 PM, Auditorium of the
Henry Art Gallery, UW campus.

Website: Silk Road Seattle
http://depts.washington.edu/uwch/silkroad/index.shtml

CONFERENCE- ASN Convention Program on the Web

Posted by: Dominique Arel <dominique_arel(a)brown.edu>
Posted: 7 Mar 2002


7th Annual Convention of the
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

Columbia University, 11-13 April 2002
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM NOW ON THE WEB

The full preliminary program of the ASN Seventh Annual World Convention is
now available on the ASN web site: www.nationalities.org. The Convention
will feature 104 panels and events, spread over eleven sessions from
Thursday April 11, 1 PM, to Saturday April 13, in the evening. More than 500
people will be on panels.

All post-Soviet areas will be covered in tremendous depth, with thirteen
panels on the  Balkans, eleven on Central Europe, thirteen on Central Asia
(plus four on Turkey), eleven on the Russian Federation, fourteen on
Ukraine, five on the Caucasus, and twenty-one on thematic and cross-regional
themes. Special roundtables will include "Nationalism, Sectarianism, and
Terrorism," with Jack Snyder and Susan Woodward;  "Can Liberal Pluralism be
Exported to Eastern Europe," featuring Will Kymlicka; "Eurasia as a New
Post-Soviet Paradigm," with Mark von Hagen and Andreas Kappeler; two
roundtables on Afghanistan; and a session on publishing in Slavic Studies,
featuring the incoming editor of ASN flagship journal Nationalities Papers.

More than a dozen brand new documentaries and feature films, exploring
ethnonational and identity issues in the post-Communist world, will also be
shown at the convention. They include L'OPIUM DES TALIBANS, a riveting
French documentary on the opium trade shot illegally under the Taliban
regime; ALLIES AND LIES, a stunning British BBC report on American cover
operations during the Bosnia war; A HIGH LEVEL DELEGATION, about a surreal
visit by a Belgian parliamentary delegation to the world's most secretive
country: North Korea; MY MOTHER'S VILLAGE, an acclaimed Canadian documentary
on Ukrainian diaspora identity; and TIME TO GATHER STONES, an account of the
Transdniestria conflict, produced by Moldova television. Each film will be
followed by discussion. The full film lineup will be announced shortly.

Panel themes include:
  * Approaches to Peace in Chechnya
  * The War in Afghanistan
  * Nationality and Language in the 2001 Ukrainian Census
  * Nationality and Language in the Russian Census, Past and Present
  * Rethinking Institutional Design Approaches to Self-Determination Conflicts
  * Refugee Policy and Humanitarian Action in the New Century
  * Issues of Identity in Kazakhstan
  * Dilemmas of Immigration and Migration (two panels)
  * Partitions between Histories and Destinies
  * Building the Crimean Tatar Nation
  * The Logic of Russian Federalism
  * Ethnicity and Political Culture in Turkey
  * Search for a New Mongolian National Identity in the Post-Soviet Era
  * Social and Political Aspects of Contemporary Kyrgyzstan

A number of slots for chairs and discussants, for panels created from
individual paper submissions, remain open. If you are interested in being
chair or discussant, please contact Troy McGrath. Panelists can appear on a
maximum of two panels.

The convention is consolidating its status as the World Annual Event on
Nationalities Studies. As in the past, over one hundred and fifty panelists
will be travelling from overseas for the event (plus an additional three
dozens from Canada). Almost 40 percent of paper-givers are international
participants (and this does not include the large amount of non-US born
participants currently residing in the United States).

LOCATION. The convention will be taking place in the International Affairs
Building (IAB) of Columbia University, 420 W. 118th St. (metro station:
116th St., on the Red Line). Registration will be on the 15th Floor of IAB
and the panels will be held on several floors.

REGISTRATION. $40 for ASN Members, $60 for Non-Members ($30 for Non-Members
residing in Eastern Europe at the time of the convention) and $25 for
Students. Preregistration payments are non-refundable after 15 March 2001.
A registration form can be downloaded from the ASN web site
(www.nationalities.org) or requested from Alex Brideau (awb40(a)columbia.edu).
People who plan to attend the convention are strongly encouraged to
pre-register, since places are limited.

SCHEDULE. Registration will begin at 11 AM, Thursday April 11, on the 15th
Floor of IAB. People who sent preregistered will need to pick up their name
tag and the convention program. On the Thursday, the panels will run from 1
PM-7.30 PM. On Friday and Saturday, from 9 AM to 6.30 PM. The convention
will end on the Saturday evening, April 13.

ACCOMMODATION. The convention does not have arrangements with a particular
hotel. A list of nearby hotels can be found on the ASN web site.

ASN MEMBERSHIP. People can now directly join a fast growing ASN on the
convention pre-registration form. In addition to getting a significant
discount at the ASN convention, ASN members receive annually four issues of
Nationalities Papers, the field's leading journal; four issues of the
Analysis of Current Events, containing up-to-the-minute analyses of ongoing
events; and two issues of ASNews, the association's newsletter. An annual
membership costs a remarkably low $55 annually-$33 for students.

BONUS FOR ASN MEMBERS. ASN members have also the option of subscribing to
Europe-Asia Studies (formerly Soviet Studies), which publishes eight issues
a year, for $60, almost a hundred dollars less than the regular subscription
price. Convention panelists can take advantage of this offer directly on the
convention registration form.

BOOK EXHIBIT/SALE OF PAPERS. Publishers will exhibit their wares in the
exhibit room, located in the spacious Room 1501 on the 15th floor.
Convention papers will also go on sale for $2 apiece. At least 20 copies of
each paper will go on sale in the book exhibit on Friday, April 12, at 11.15
AM.

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

For information on panels:
Troy McGrath
ASN Convention Program Chair
Political Science Department
Arnold Hall, Box 76
Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY 13820
tel.: 607-431-4586
fax: 607-431-4351
mcgratht(a)hartwick.edu

For information on exhibits
and advertisements in the convention program:
Gordon Bardos
ASN Convention Director
Harriman Institute
Columbia University
1216 IAB
420 W. 118th St.
New York, NY 10027
212.854.8487 tel
212.666.3481 fax
gnb12(a)columbia.edu

CONFERENCE- Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces, UCLA, May 4-5

Posted by: Richard G. Hovannisian <hovannis(a)history.ucla.edu>
Posted: 2 Mar 2002


Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces Series
University of California, Los Angeles
The Tenth in the Series

The Armenian Communities of the Black Sea-Pontus Region

May 4-5, 2002, Dickson Auditorium, UCLA

Saturday, May 4, 2002

Morning Session, 9:30 -1:00

1. The Black Sea Armenian Coastal Communities: An Introduction
    Richard Hovannisian, UCLA

2. Armenians on the Black Sea--The Pontic Shore
    Robert Hewsen, California State University, Fresno

3. Contacts between Armenia and Pontus in the Pre-Christian Period
    Richard Wilkinson, London

4. Armenia, Armenians, and the Black Sea to the 7th Century
    Babken Harutiunyan, Erevan State University

5. The Byzantine Province of the Armeniakon in the 7th and 8th Centuries
    Mikael Nichanian, Universite de Paris IV

6. Armenian Connections with Medieval Trebizond
    Abraham Terian, St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, New York

7. The 15th-Century Paintings of the Kaymakli Monastery in Trebizond
    Thomas Sinclair, University of Cyprus

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session, 2:00-5:30 p.m.

8. Armenian Communities in the Southern Crimea in the 16th Century
    Oleksandr Halenko, National Academy, Kiev, Ukraine

9. Foundations of Hamshen and Armenian Descent Myths: Parallels and
    Interconnections,
    A. Elizabeth Redgate, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

10. The Islamization of the Hamshentsis/Hemshinli
    Claire Mouradian, CNRS (Centre d'etudes du monde russe, sovietique et post-
    sovietique), Paris

Intermission

11. Armenian Manuscript Illumination during the Dark Ages: The Images of
    Hamshen
    Christina Maranci, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

12. History and Identity among the Hemshinli
    Hovann Simonian, University of Southern California

13. Homshetsma: The Language of the Hamshen Muslim Armenians
    Bert Vaux, Harvard University

Sunday, May 5, 2002

Morning Session, 10:00-12:30
    Session in Armenian

1. Azzi-Hayasa on the Black Sea? Another Puzzle of Armenian Origins
    Vartan Matiossian, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires

2. Armenian Architecture and Town Quarters in the Pontus Region
    David Kertmenian, School of Architecture and Construction, Erevan

3. The Artvin-Artanuch District and Its Monuments
    Aleksandr Kananov, Research on Armenian Architecture, Tbilisi

4. Trebizond, the Genocide, and the Postwar Turkish Courts-Martial
    Avetis Papazian, Los Angeles, formerly Institute of History, Erevan

End of Armenian Session

LUNCH

May 5, Afternoon Session, 1:30-5:30
    Session in English

5. Minas Pzhshkian and the "History of Pontus"--Pontosi Patmutiun
    Marc Nichanian, Columbia University

6. The Black Sea Armenian Communities in the 19th Century
    Bedross Der Matossian, Jerusalem and Columbia University

7. Revolution, Reform, and Repression: The Armenians of Trebizond in 1895
    Barbara Merguerian, Armenian International Women's Association, Boston

Intermission

8. The Fate of the Black Sea Armenian Communities, 1908-1915
    Simon Payaslian, UCLA

9. The Competition for Trebizond, 1916-1920
    Richard Hovannisian, UCLA

10. Armenian Pontic Communities in Abkhazia and the Kuban
    Igor Kuznetsov, Kuban State University, Krasnodar

for additional information on the program or hotel accommodations:
Richard Hovannisian: Hovannis(a)history.ucla.edu

CONF./CFP- Mongolian Studies at ASPAC 2002, Bellingham, Wash., June 21-23

Posted by: Henry G. Schwarz <schwarz(a)cc.wwu.edu>
Posted: 2 Mar 2002


Mongolian Studies at ASPAC 2002

The Mongolia Society is co-sponsoring one or two panels at ASPAC 2002 --
Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast -- which will be held at Western
Washington University, June 21-23.  Proposals for panels, roundtables, and
individual papers are to be submitted to the conference chair at the address
below.  In order to help prospective participants with limited means, three
$200 travel grants, financed by the Henry G. Schwarz Endowment Fund for
Mongolian Studies, have been made available to persons residing more than
500 miles from Bellingham at the time of application.  The title of the
paper and a brief abstract should be included.  Applicants for these travel
grants must submit their social security numbers.  Successful applicants
will be awarded their grants during the conference.

Please fill out both the proposal and registration forms on the ASPAC 2002
website at http://www.wwu.edu/eas/aspac/ and submit before May 1.  The
registration form (2 pages) should be sent to Extended Education and Summer
Programs (see address on registration form).  Proposals and grant
applications should be sent to the conference chair, Professor Kathleen
Tomlonovic (see address on proposal form).

If you are unable to download the forms, please contact Kathleen Tomlonovic
<kathleen.tomlonovic(a)wwu.edu> to request that they be mailed to you.

CONF./CFP- METU Conference on International Relations, Ankara, July 3-5

Posted by: Oktay F. Tanrisever <oktay(a)metu.edu.tr>
Posted: 1 Mar 2002


CALL FOR PAPERS

The Department of International Relations at Middle East Technical
University (M.E.T.U.) invites you to submit papers for and to participate in
the forthcoming

M.E.T.U. Conference on International Relations

The first international M.E.T.U. conference on IR is to be held in Ankara,
Turkey between 3-5 July 2002.

General Framework

The fluid nature of the international environment that emerged in the
post-Cold War era presented different challenges and opportunities to
global, national and local actors. The related transformations have
significantly affected Turkey, which is located in the most strategically,
economically and culturally volatile part of the world. This Conference aims
to debate relevant key issues through an interdisciplinary approach with a
particular emphasis on international security, the European Union, the
Cyprus issue, energy, and globalization. We hope that the Conference will
contribute to establishing contacts among scholars and practitioners from
different parts of the world.


Paper/Panel Proposals

All proposals for papers and panels should be submitted before May 1, 2002
to the organizers via e-mail.

A paper proposal should include:
   1. the paper/panel title
   2. a short abstract (200 words maximum)
   3. author/participant name(s) and institutional affiliations
   4. author/participant e-mail address(es)

To send a paper or panel proposal, please visit the following website:
http://www.ir.metu.edu.tr/conference/

Suggested Themes

All paper proposals are welcome. However, we especially encourage the
submission of proposals on international security, the European Union, the
Cyprus issue, energy and different dimensions of globalisation. We also
welcome proposals on various regions such as Europe, the Balkans, Eurasia
and the Middle East.

Conference Timetable

May 1, 2002 - Final date for submission of abstracts
May 15, 2002 - Authors will be informed of acceptance of abstracts for
presentation.
June 1, 2002 - Last day for pre-registration (A late registration fee will
be charged after this date.)
June 15, 2002 - Final date for submission of papers
July 3-5, 2002 - Conference

Papers written in English and Turkish are welcome.

Fees and Accommodation
Conference Registration Fees:
  * Participants from abroad: US$ 100
  * Participants from Turkey: US$ 40
  * Students from abroad:     US$ 75
  * Students from Turkey:     US$ 25
(Proof of student status is needed.)

Late Registration Fee: US$ 10

Registration fee includes opening cocktail, conference dinner, lunches,
refreshments and conference materials.

A few scholarships particularly for student participants are available for
registration expenses. Please contact the address below.

For further information and contact:

IR Conference Center
Department of International Relations
Middle East Technical University
06531 Ankara, Turkey
Tel: ++90 (312) 210 3094
Fax:++90 (312) 210 1245
e-mail: irconf(a)metu.edu.tr
website: http://www.ir.metu.edu.tr/conference/

Panels

International Comprehensive Security
    Organizers: Prof. Dr. Huseyin Bagci, bagci(a)metu.edu.tr; Dr. Fulya
    Kip-Barnard, fulya(a)metu.edu.tr; Dr. Sule Gunes, gunes(a)metu.edu.tr
The changing concept of security; the implications of September 11 and the
current war on terrorism; non-traditional security issues such as ethnic and
religious conflicts, migration, water and environmental issues.

Energy
    Organizer: Dr. Meliha B. Altunisik, maltunis(a)metu.edu.tr
The strategic, political and economic issues in the production,
transportation and the marketing of natural gas, oil and the alternative
sources of energy; the international implications of the politics of oil in
the Caspian Sea and the Middle East.

Cyprus
    Organizer: Sait Aksit, saita(a)metu.edu.tr
The prospects for conflict resolution; the perspectives of Turkey, Greece,
the EU, the US and the UN; the political, economic and cultural aspects of
inter-communal relations on the island.

Globalization
    Organizer: Pinar Bedirhanoglu, eflani(a)metu.edu.tr
Economic and political transformations; financial crises; new international
financial architecture; legitimacy crises of nation-states; transnational
state, civil society and class formations; new constitutionalism; the
changing policies of international institutions.

Theoretical Debates in International Relations
    Organizer: Oktay Tanrisever, oktay(a)metu.edu.tr
New theoretical perspectives in International Relations;  the basic premises
and limitations of political realism; critical theory, post-modernism and
other post-positivist theories of knowledge.

Europe
    Organizers: Dr. Sevilay Kahraman, kahraman(a)metu.edu.tr, Dr. Fulya
    Kip-Barnard, fulya(a)metu.edu.tr
The processes of integration in Europe; the  expansion of  the European
Union, the European Common Security and Foreign Policy; and Turkey's
relations with the European Union.

The Balkans
    Organizer: Inan Ruma, ruma(a)metu.edu.tr
Economic and political transition process; ethnic conflicts; peace-keeping
and/or peace-making , relations among regional states; regional
co-operation; international involvement in regional affairs.

Eurasia
    Organizer: Oktay Tanrisever, oktay(a)metu.edu.tr
Post-Communist transition in Eurasia; Russia and its neighbours, regional
integration and fragmentation processes in the Commonwealth of Independent
States; the nation-building processes in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, the
Caucasus, and Central Asia.

The Middle East
    Organizer:  Dr. Meliha B. Altunisik, maltunis(a)metu.edu.tr
The impact of the September 11th on the region; the unresolved issue of
Iraq; the problems in the Arab-Israeli conflict; the political and economic
transformations in the region.

COLLOQUIUM- Islamist Organizations in Eurasia, Ann Arbor, Mar. 11, 2002

Posted by: Roberta Nerison-Low <rnlow(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 1 Mar 2002


Colloquium on the Influence of Islamist Organizations in Eurasia

On Monday, March 11, 2002, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Room 1636, 1080 S.
University (SSWB), a colloquium on "Boundaries and Social Movements:
Islamist Political Organizations in Tajikistan and Their Influence on
Regional Politics and Policies," will be presented by the Center for Russian
and East European Studies, The Center for Chinese Studies, and the Center
for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

Speakers will include:

Sergei Gretsky, Chair, Central Asian Studies, Foreign Service Institute,
U.S. Department of State, speaking on "Russia and Central Asian Islam:
Collision, Collusion, and Cooptation"

Stefan Henning, Ph.D. candidate, Interdepartmental Program in Anthropology
and History, Univ. of Michigan, speaking on "Translating Islam: The Roots of
Muslim Activism in Western China"

Adeeb Khalid, Associate Professor of History, Carleton College, speaking on
"Islamism in a De-Islamized Public Space: The Soviet Legacy of Muslim
Politics in Central Asia"

John Schoeberlein, Director, Forum for Central Asian Studies, Harvard
University, speaking on "Sources of Radicalization: The Impact of 'Security'
Policies on Muslim Movements in and around Tajikistan"

Moderator of the colloquium will be Michael Bonner, Director, Center for
Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Associate Professor of Islamic
History, Department of Near Eastern Studies and Department of History,
University of Michigan.

The colloquium is free and open to the public, and is part of the
International Institute's series on Religion, Security and Violence in
Global Contexts.

Contact: Roberta Nerison-Low
Center for Russian and East European Studies
University of Michigan
Suite 4668, 1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI.  48109-1106
734-764-0351

CONF./CFP- FEL VI: Endangered Languages and Their Literatures, Antigua

Posted by: Nicholas Ostler <nostler(a)chibcha.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 22 Feb 2002


Call for Abstracts:

FEL VI: "Endangered Languages and their Literatures:
Building a Past for the Future"

Antigua, Guatemala. 8-10 August 2002

One of the most powerful functions of a language is that of repository for
the culture and worldview of its speakers.  Its grammar and lexicon store
the shared experiences of past generations, and a language is the channel by
which these images, emotions, knowledge and beliefs are transmitted to the
next.  A language does not just transmit messages; it decorates them
aesthetically, and so facilitates their reception and retention.

Thus literature, both in spoken and written forms, is a key crossover point
between the life of a language and the lives of its speakers.  Literature
gives a language prestige; and knowledge of its literature enriches a
language's utility for its speakers.  Both act to build the loyalty of
speakers to their own language.  All these effects then reinforce one
another in a virtuous cycle.

What exactly is the relationship between a minority language facing
increased pressure and its literatures? Does the oral and/or written
tradition hold a key to the language's future survival? The sixth
international conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages aims to
pinpoint the processes and seek new tactics for looking at literary
traditions as a means of promoting the vitality of small languages.

We hope to find answers to many questions, not all of them obvious.
For example:
  * The (re)writing of our history: How endangered language
    communities seek to establish a stronger  sense of their past on
    which to build their future?
  * How does the power of language preserve and propagate aspects
    of cultural tradition and stimulate new departures in keeping with
    the old?
  * Emerging literatures and literacies: What are the pedagogical
    and linguistic issues involved in EL literary production?
  * How does the use of creative-writing workshops,
    poetry-festivals and literary contests impact language revitalization?
  * How do oral literatures and their transmission across
    generations help revitalize endangered languages or to reverse
    language-shift?
  * Translation issues (from and into EL):  Who is the target
    audience and what is the target effect?
  * What are the symbolic as well as communicative functions of
    endangered languages in literature?
  * How do efforts from within the community to maintain language
    address its literary tradition?

To seek answers to these and other questions, the Foundation for Endangered
Languages hereby calls for papers to be presented at its fifth conference,
"Endangered Languages and their Literatures", planned for Antigua,
Guatemala, for 8-10 August 2002.

It is no coincidence that we choose this venue for the conference, at the
gateway to the densest Mayan population in the world.  Though most are
familiar with the marvels of Mayan achievements in pre-Columbian times,
focusing on the past leads many to assume that when the great cities of the
Classic Period were abandoned the Mayas did not simply return to the
surrounding countryside, but disappeared altogether.  Yet it is precisely in
this countryside, in thousands of small rural communities that the Mayas and
their distinct identity have survived to number over seven million today.
Here they carry out life ways as inscribed on ancient stones: the counting
of days on their unique calendar, the daily preparation of sacred corn on
the grinding stone, weaving garments of intricate designs at the back strap
loom, and the use of their languages.

The Mayas have withstood centuries of hardship, oppression and persecution
with their cultures and languages largely intact--a feat no less impressive
than the construction of giant pyramids.  However, the forces of
globalization--as manifested in national schools, mass media, accelerated
migration, and a cash economy--continue to encroach upon and penetrate the
Mayan world, endangering their languages as never before.  The signing of
Peace Accords in 1996 signaled the close of 35 years of civil war known as
la violencia whose impact upon the Mayas was particularly cruel and
devastating.

However, in recent years, a growing movement has sprouted from the ashes of
la violencia, seeking to recover the Mayas' rightful place in national life.
  This movement has largely shunned frontal assaults on the political system
in favor of education and literacy in Mayan languages, and the publication
of dictionaries, teaching materials, and diverse forms of Mayan literature.
Mayan organizations are now active in diverse fields, such as health,
agriculture, community development, and Mayan religion.  All promote the use
of Mayan languages both as a symbol of collective identity and as
communicative medium.

Antigua, Spanish colonial capital of Central America, is an architectural
gem nestled in the verdant Guatemalan highlands.  Though less than an hour
from the bustling capital of Guatemala City, the cobblestone streets and
tile roofs of Antigua belong to another, slower age.  Antigua is home to
several Mayan language revitalization organizations, and also serves as a
gateway to the Mayan towns and villages, as well as the scenic splendors of
the Guatemalan highlands.

We invite contributions not only from the academic disciplines of
linguistics and literature/comparative literature, but also from active
practitioners in the field with first-hand experience from which we can
learn of the worlds threatened languages and their struggle for survival and
equal status with those of international communication in the ether and on
the printed page. We have much to learn from each other, and we invite you
to share your knowledge and experience with us in the beautiful setting of a
historic town that has long been a point of contact between diverse cultures
and languages. The conference will also provide ample opportunity to explore
the surrounding area as well.

The Foundation for Endangered Languages is a registered charity in England
and Wales. FEL conferences, besides being opportunities to discuss the
issues from a global viewpoint, are working meetings of the Foundation,
defining our overall policy for future years.  Participants at the
conference therefore, unless offering media coverage, need to be members of
the Foundation. There are full facilities to join on arrival, but all
proposers are strongly urged to join as soon as possible, and so take full
part in the Foundation's activities in the lead-up to the conference.

Presentations will last twenty minutes each, with a further ten minutes for
discussion. Authors will be expected to submit a written paper for
publication in the Proceedings well in advance of the conference. All
presentations should be accessible largely in English or Spanish, but use of
the languages of interest, for quotation or exemplification, may well be
appropriate.

Organizers:
McKenna Brown, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Gaspar Pedro Gonza'lez, Asociacio'n Cultural B'eyb'al, Guatemala
Nicholas Ostler, FEL, Bath, England
Chris Moseley, BBC Monitoring Service, England
Mahendra Verma, University of York, England
Karen Johnson-Weiner, SUNY-Potsdam, USA
Blair Rudes, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA

Abstract Submission
Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. They can be submitted in
either of two ways: (preferably) by electronic submission, but also
on paper. They should be in English.

A) Electronic submission:

Electronic submission (by 15 March 2002) should be as attachment in
Word format in email message to mbrown(a)saturn.vcu.edu.

B) Paper abstracts:

Three copies should be sent, (again, for delivery by 15 March 2002), to:
R. McKenna Brown, Virginia Commonwealth University, International
Studies Program, Box 843080, Richmond, VA 23284-3080 USA (fax
+01-804.225.3479)
This should have a clear short title, but should not bear anything to
identify the author(s).
On a separate sheet, please include the following information:
NAME : Names of the author(s)
TITLE: Title of the paper
EMAIL: Email address of the first author, if any
ADDR: Postal address of the first author
TEL: Telephone number of the first author, if any
FAX: Fax number of the first author, if any
The name of the first author will be used in all correspondence.
If possible, please also send an e-mail to R. McKenna Brown at
mbrown(a)saturn.vcu.edu informing him of the hard copy submission. This
is in case the hard copy does not reach its destination. This e-mail
should contain the information specified in the above section.

Important Dates

  * Abstract submission deadline March 15
  * Committee's decision April 15
  * Authors submit camera-ready text June 3
  * Conference August 8-10

CONF./CFP- 17th Middle East History and Theory Conference, May 10-11, Chicago

Posted by: Ilker Evrim Binbas <iebinbas(a)midway.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 22 Feb 2002


Dear CentralAsia-L members,

Since the deadline for the submission of abstracts for the 17th Middle East
History and Theory Conference at the University of Chicago is approaching,
we wish to submit this announcement again. Please forgive cross-postings.

Ilker Evrim Binbas & Patrick G. Wing
MEHAT Conference Coordinators

* * *

The 17th Middle East History and Theory Conference at the Center for Middle
Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago will be held on May 10-11,
2002.  The Conference provides a forum for graduate students and faculty in
the humanities and social sciences to present papers related to Middle
Eastern and Central Asian culture, art/architecture, literature, society,
history and politics. Both individual papers and pre-arranged panels can be
accommodated.  The conference will last two days: a Friday-evening reception
and Saturday luncheon are included in the schedule of events. Reasonably
priced accommodation is available on campus.

Participants wishing to present a paper are asked to submit a one-page
abstract and a CV by March 1, 2002. Working papers must be received by April
15, 2002.

Please specify if audio/visual facilities are needed when submitting papers
to:

Middle East History and Theory Conference
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
The University of Chicago
5828 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60637
Tel: 1-773-702 8297
Fax: 1-773-702 2587

The submission by e-mail attachment is also possible. For last year's
conference program and activities, see our web page at
http://cas.uchicago.edu/meht. Further information can be obtained from the
above address or by contacting:

Ilker Evrim Binbas and Patrick G. Wing
iebinbas(a)midway.uchicago.edu
pgwing(a)midway.uchicago.edu
Tel: 1-773-955 0973
Tel: 1-773-363 0901

SEMINAR- Journalism and Democracy, in Sweden, for Central Asia and Caucasus

Posted by: Margareta Freij <margareta.freij(a)hik.se>
Posted: 20 Feb 2002


Seminar for Central Asian and Caucasian journalists set in Sweden

The Institute for Further Education of Journalists (Fojo), in cooperation
with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), is now
accepting applications from journalists from Central Asia and the Caucasus
to participate in a two-week training program from June 3 to 14 in Kalmar,
Sweden.

The seminar, "Journalism and Democracy," is open to journalists from
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan who are interested in learning more about the
role of journalism in democratic societies around the world.

Participants will examine the role of the press in the democratic process.
They will also study journalistic ethics, media laws, and the structure of
various press clubs or other organizations devoted to promoting journalists'
rights.

The first week of the seminar will be devoted to a general discussion of the
role of journalism in society, with a close examination of Sweden, which has
a long history of press freedom. During the second week, participants will
focus on other countries of Central and East Europe, while receiving
training in the basics of investigative journalism and other technical
aspects of the profession.

Experienced journalists associated with Fojo and SIDA will conduct the
training, which will take place at Fojo headquarters at Kalmar University.

For more information on the upcoming seminar, contact Fojo at telephone
0480-446400, fax 0480-446420, or e-mail fojoinfo(a)hik.se or contact Olga
Vallee at olga.vallee(a)hik.se.

The deadline is March 8.


Margareta Freij
Fojo
Box 622
SE-391 26 Kalmar
Phone: +46 480 44 64 01
Fax: +46 480 44 64 20
E-mail: margareta.freij.(a)hik.se
Web-address:www.fo.hik.se

CFP- The Relevance of Race, Panel at AAA Annual Meetings, Nov. 20-24

Posted by: Elizabeth Smith <easmith(a)aucegypt.edu>
Posted: 20 Feb 2002


Call for Papers: The Relevance of Race in Middle Eastern Contexts
AAA Annual Mtg. November 20-24, 2002 (www.aaanet.org)
Abstracts Due: March 10

This session of the American Anthropological Association annual meeting will
present current ethnography with basis in historical consideration of
concepts of race in the Arab and Muslim Worlds including Turkey, Iran, and
Central Asia. Apart from some scant attention to slave descendants as a
social category, the salience of the category of race as a form of social
classification and/or self-identification remains largely unexamined in
Middle East anthropology. Wide denials of the existence of "racism" in
Middle Eastern societies belie the impact of nineteenth and twentieth
century racialist discourses from the biological and social sciences leading
to the equation of biological race with culture and social status along with
standards of beauty valuing lightness. While everyday evaluations of beauty
often hinge on racialized preferences for lightness against darkness in
appearance, popular music of the Arab World for example at the same time
extols samara, or the dark beauty.

Approaching how Middle East ethnography has dealt with discourses of race
and ethnicity, three main issues emerge. First, the problematic relationship
between social science categories applied by scholars in the region and
indigenous forms of social and cultural identification; second, defining the
relationship between terms such as race and ethnicity and the multiplicity
of referents attached to them such as language, religion, region, sect,
etc., along with variables of number, power, and status (majority vs.
minority); and third, how the colonial and national contexts within which
such contested categories are situated affect both self-identification and
research.

The impact of colonialism and European racialist systems provides the most
fertile grounds for examining colonial categories and their interaction with
local categories of stratification and nationalists struggles, influenced by
religion and class structures and hierarchies. This session invites
submissions examining such issues and more. Questions may include for example:

  * How have earlier twentieth-century Western racial typologies' attempts to
position Middle Eastern peoples in racial schema (as "brown", Hamitic,
Semitic, African, etc.,) impacted local conceptions and identities?

  * How does race interact with other contested categories of identification,
especially gender, sexuality, language, religion, ethnicity? What are the
histories of local terminologies of difference and of mixture or miscegenation?

  * How have the experiences of migrants in Europe and the West or the Gulf
countries with racism and racialization as immigrants impacted on self
identification in homelands? What is the impact of the racialization of
Islam worldwide on home communities? How have other migrant populations
within the Middle East been racialized within certain national contexts?

  * How are accusations of racism mobilized within Middle Eastern societies,
as either foreign imports with little or no relevance for example,
identified with histories of slavery and oppression in the Americas and
South Africa, or as condemnation of ethnic minority efforts to preserve
cultural specificity? How may the equation of racism with Zionism and vice
versa preclude recognition of other forms of oppression based on racialist
discourses?

  * What perspectives from other regions such as Latin America and the
Caribbean offer fruitful comparison?

  * What difficulties do social science researchers face in addressing these
topics under regimes unwilling to recognize identity in such terms?

Both specific case studies, wider considerations, and primarily historical
pieces are welcome. Topics may include for example popular culture, music,
marriage practices, tourism, colonial histories, relations with Africa and
Europe that address the above concepts.

Interested parties should email me (Elizabeth Smith eqs8937(a)nyu.edu) with a
250 word max. abstract, title of paper, name, e-mail address, and
affiliation by March 10, 2002.

A PhD student in Sociocultural Anthropology from New York University, I am
currently finishing my fieldwork on the Nubia Museum of Aswan in Egypt. If
you know of any published works on any of the above issues I would be
interested in citations and/or contact info.

Please forward this CFP to any relevant listserves or interested individuals.

LECTURES- Reconstructing Afghanistan, CUNY, New York, Feb. 21 and 28

Posted by: Zohra Saed <ZohraSaed(a)aol.com>
Posted: 18 Feb 2002


These lectures are free and open to the public

The Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center MEMEAC
at
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

presents two panels on

RECONSTRUCTING AFGHANISTAN

PANEL I: SOCIETY AND DEVELOPMENT

With experts from the UNDP, United Nations Association's Adopt-a-Mine
Project, and New York University

Thursday, February 21, 2002, 6:00-8:30 pm, room 9206 and 9207

PANEL II: ART AND CULTURE

With artists, film makers and musicians

Thursday, February 28, 2002, 6:00-8:30 pm, room 9100

For more information: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/memeac

Light refreshments will be served.  Seating is limited please RSVP!

Directions:
  * The Graduate Center is located at 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th & 35th
Streets, two blocks east of Penn Station, one block east of Herald Square,
and two blocks west of the 33rd Street and Park Avenue station.

Subway:
  * The closest subway station, located at 34th Street and Avenue of the
    Americas, is served by the B, D, F, N, R, and Q trains.
  * Penn Station is served at 7th Avenue by the 1,2,3, and 9 IRT trains, as
    well as the A, C & E lines at the 8th Avenue station one block west


Information from Anny Bakalian, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC)
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309
Tel: 212-817-7570
Fax: 212-817-1542
Email: ABakalian(a)gc.cuny.edu
www.web.gc.cuny.edu/memeac

CONFERENCE- Russia and China on Far Eastern Frontiers, Blagoveshchensk, May 16-19

Posted by: Andrey P. Zabiako <sciencia(a)amursu.ru>
Posted: 18 Feb 2002


Second International Scientific Conference
"Russia and China on the Far Eastern Frontiers"
Blagoveshchensk 2002


Dear Sir/Madam,

The Amur State University has the honor to invite you to take part in the
conference "Russia and China on the Far Eastern frontiers".

Co-organizers of the conference are St. Petersburg State University (St.
Petersburg), Harbin Academy of Social Sciences and Heilongjiang University
(Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China).  The conference will be held in
Blagoveshchensk (Amur Region) 16-19 May 2002.

The ever growing economic, political and cultural potential of the Northeast
Asian countries and their role in inter-civilization contacts urgently
requires complex studies of general trends of development in this region in
past and present. Mutual penetration of different cultures and
inter-civilization contacts has created unique pre-conditions for rapid
cultural, scientific, technical and economic growth. All that makes the
subject of the conference topical.

Blagoveshchensk and Harbin are suggested to be the places of the conference,
suitable for the purpose due to the vast number of historical documents
concerning Northeast Asian countries (especially China) and their contacts
with Russia collected in the libraries, museums and archives. The conference
and publications of its papers will encourage the scholars from Asia,
Europe, and America to use these documents in their further research.

Subjects to be discussed at the conference:
  * Ancient and medieval cultures of the Far East
  * History of discovering, settling and development of the Far East by
    Russians.
  * The constants of Chinese civilization: ethnic, religious, geopolitical
    components of national self-consciousness.
  * Ethno religious communities of East Asia.
  * The problems of Chinese linguistics: typology of linguistic patterns and
    language universalisms.
  * Russian culture and emigration in China.
  * Culture and religion of the Far East minorities.
  * Economic and social demographic aspects of Russian-Chinese interaction.
  * Legislative sphere of the Far East. Regional jurisprudence components.

Participants take on travel expenses, including flight
Moscow-Blagoveshchensk-Moscow - 420 USD, hotel accommodation - 15 USD per day.

The organizers provide all the participants with interpreters (if
necessary), transport service (in Blagoveshchensk), cultural program and
printed materials of the conference. Registration fee - 40 USD.

The second part of the conference will be held in Harbin on the basis of
Harbin Academy of Social Sciences 20-25 May 2002. (If you are going to
participate in the Chinese part of the conference in Harbin, please, let us
know by fax or by E-mail until 15 March 2002. In this case we'll send you an
invitation and you'll be able to get visa at the Chinese embassy).

For information, please contact:
Russia
675027 Blagoveshchensk, Amur Region
Amur State University
Ignatyevskoye Shosse 21
Andrey P. Zabiako
Tel: +7-416-2-350553
Fax: +7-416-2-350377
E-mail: sciencia(a)amursu.ru

CONF./CFP- Conference and Symposium in Gorno-Altaisk, July 2002

Posted by: Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev <tchoroevt(a)rferl.org>
Posted: 17 Feb 2002


Information on the International symposium "Altay and Central Asia:
Cultural-historical contacts" and the International conference "The Turkic
languages: past, present and future."  The symposium and conference will be
in July 2002 in Gorno-Altaisk (further details to be announced later.

The symposium and the conference are devoted to the 50th anniversary of the
Institute of Altaistics named after S. S. Surazakov and they are organized
by the Altay Republic Government and the Institute.

The main topics of the symposium:

1. Current situation and the future of the Central Asian studies
2. The ethnic processes in Central Asia at the end of 20th and the beginning of
    21st century
3. Cultural relations of the ancient and medieval civilizations of Central Asia
    and modern times

The main topics of the conference:

1. The history of the Turkic languages, and their comparative historical study
2. The problems of preserving the languages of the small ethnic groups of
    Turkic peoples (documentation of the vanishing languages, sociolinguistic
    study, the language policy)
3. Phonetics, morphology and syntax of the Turkic languages
4. The problems of lexicology and lexicography of the Turkic languages

If you want to participate at these events, you are advised to write to the
Organizing Committee (deadline: March 20, 2002).

Address:
Dr. Almadakova N.D.
Institute of Altaistics named after S. S. Surazakov
Sotsialisticheskaya ulitsa, No. 6
Gorno-Altaysk 649000
Altay Republic
Russian Federation
Tel.: +7-38822-2 20 54
E-mail: bilim(a)mail.gorny.ru
Language of the conferences: Altay (Turkic), English, Russian
Fee: 300 (three hundred) Russian rubles

The materials of the conferences will be published.


Dr. Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev
Broadcaster of the RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service
Tel.: +4202-2112 2405
Fax: +4202-2112 2399
e-mail: tchoroevt(a)rferl.org


26/nomina.net.lu.se--
ent List for Central Asian Studies


CONF./CFP- Conference and Symposium in Gorno-Altaisk, July 2002

Information on the International symposium "Altay and Central Asia:
Cultural-historical contacts" and the International conference "The Turkic
languages: past, present and future."  The symposium and conference will be
in July 2002 in Gorno-Altaisk (further details to be announced later.

The symposium and the conference are devoted to the 50th anniversary of the
Institute of Altaistics named after S. S. Surazakov and they are organized
by the Altay Republic Government and the Institute.

The main topics of the symposium:

1. Current situation and the future of the Central Asian studies
2. The ethnic processes in Central Asia at the end of 20th and the beginning of
    21st century
3. Cultural relations of the ancient and medieval civilizations of Central Asia
    and modern times

The main topics of the conference:

1. The history of the Turkic languages, and their comparative historical study
2. The problems of preserving the languages of the small ethnic groups of
    Turkic peoples (documentation of the vanishing languages, sociolinguistic
    study, the language policy)
3. Phonetics, morphology and syntax of the Turkic languages
4. The problems of lexicology and lexicography of the Turkic languages

If you want to participate at these events, you are advised to write to the
Organizing Committee (deadline: March 20, 2002).

Address:
Dr. Almadakova N.D.
Institute of Altaistics named after S. S. Surazakov
Sotsialisticheskaya ulitsa, No. 6
Gorno-Altaysk 649000
Altay Republic
Russian Federation
Tel.: +7-38822-2 20 54
E-mail: bilim(a)mail.gorny.ru
Language of the conferences: Altay (Turkic), English, Russian
Fee: 300 (three hundred) Russian rubles

The materials of the conferences will be published.


Dr. Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev
Broadcaster of the RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service
Tel.: +4202-2112 2405
Fax: +4202-2112 2399
e-mail: tchoroevt(a)rferl.org


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COLLOQUIUM- Afghanistan After the War, Paris, 21 February

Posted by: Guissou Jahangiri <guissoujahangiri(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 17 Feb 2002


Rencontre-débat
L'Après-guerre en AFGHANISTAN : recomposition stratégique, avenir politique
et social

Open Asia et les Etats Généraux de l'Ecologie Politique vous invitent à une
rencontre-débat le 21 février 2002, de 14h à 20h, à la salle Colbert de
l'Assemblée Nationale :

Les débats seront présentés et animés par Marc Ferro, Historien, spécialiste
de l'Ex-Union soviétique et Guissou Jahangiri, Directrice d'Open Asia et
Journaliste à Courrier International.

La rencontre sera accueillie par Marie-Hélène Aubert, députée membre de la
commission des Affaires Etrangères.

Parmi les membres du comité de soutien à l'organisation de ce colloque
figurent : le Réseau Voltaire, la Fondation Jean-Jaurès, les amis de
Politis, les Pénélopes, le collectif Liberté Afghanistan, le Cedetim,
l'Assemblée Européenne des Citoyens (HCA-France) et Peuples sans Frontières.

L'entrée de la salle Colbert est soumise à des contrôles de sécurité. Il est
donc nécessaire de nous aviser auparavant de votre présence à ce colloque et
de vous munir d'une pièce d'identité le jour du colloque.
Merci de remplir ce coupon réponse et de le renvoyer
avant le 19 février par mail à overdure(a)etatsgeneraux.org ou
par courrier avant le 15 février à Open Asia 11 rue Toullier 75005 Paris


M/Mme :
téléphone :
télécopie :
e-mail :
Organisme/Journal :
Fonction :
Participera au colloque
OUI ___
NON ___


Téléphone : 06.76.96.21.59, Télécopie : 01.40.63.52.51

Pour des raisons de sécurité, ne pourront participer à ce forum que les
personnes :
 - ayant retourné le présent carton-réponse avant le 19 février 2002.
 - munies, le jour du colloque, du carton d'invitation et d'une pièce
    d'identité.


INFORMATIONS PRATIQUES

LIEU DE LA CONFÉRENCE

Salle Colbert
126, Rue de l'Université
75007 Paris

Métro : Invalides ou Assemblée nationale

ENTRÉE GRATUITE
INSCRIPTION OBLIGATOIRE
PAR LE COUPON-RÉPONSE CI-JOINT.
Se munir d'une pièce d'identité

RENSEIGNEMENTS

Odile Verdure
Etats généraux de l'Ecologie Politique
27, rue Mélingue 75019 Paris
Tél. 06 76 96 21 59
Fax 01 40 63 52 51
overdure(a)etatsgeneraux.org

Guissou Jahangiri
Open Asia
11, rue Toullier 75005 PARIS
Tel: 01 47 97 32 97
open(a)asia-mail.com


L'après-guerre en Afghanistan :
Recomposition stratégique, avenir politique et social


Pré-programme

14h - Ouverture du colloque par Mme Marie-Hélène Aubert

14h15 - 15h30 - Première Partie -

Afghanistan: une lecture critique de l'évolution politique et sociale actuelle

Intervenants :

Mme Guissou Jahangiri, Directrice d'Open Asia, journaliste à Courrier
    International
M. Abdollah Keshtmand, Chercheur spécialiste de l'Afghanistan et de l'Asie
    centrale
M. Latif PEDRAM, porte parole du Mouvement pour le Congrès National
    d'Afghanistan, traduit par Guissou Jahangiri.

Questions de la salle et débat


15h30 - 16h45 Deuxième Partie

La nouvelle donne stratégique

Animée par Elie Kheir, universitaire, spécialiste du Monde Arabe, Chercheur
    au Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur la Paix et la Stratégie

Intervenants :
M. Alain JOXE, Spécialiste de la stratégie, Professeur à l'Ecole des Hautes
    Etudes en Sciences Sociales
M. Michael BARRY, Historien, Consultant international, Spécialiste de
    l'Afghanistan (sous réserve)
Mme Sophie SHIHAB, journaliste du secteur Russie - Pays de l'Est du journal
    Le Monde
M. Pierre-Arnaud CHOUVY, chercheur de l'Institut de Géographie
    d'Aix-Marseille sur l'implication des drogues dans les économies et les
    politiques dans le Triangle d'Or

Questions de la salle et débat

16h45 - 17h : Pause


17 h 00- 18h30 - Troisième partie

Témoignages, retour de terrain

Animée par Mme Laure ADLER, Directrice des programmes de France Culture
    (sous réserve)

Diaporama de Reza Deghati, photo-journaliste (National Geographic, WEBISTAN)
    Spécialiste de l'Afghanistan et d'Asie centrale
Ashmat Froz, de l'association Afghanistan-Bretagne
Jérôme Bouvier, directeur de la rédaction de France Culture et initiateur du
    projet " Redonnons vie aux lycées franco-afghans de Kaboul " (sous réserve)
Nilab MOBAREZ, Médecin afghane, présidente de Bactriane

Questions de la salle et débat


18h30 - 20h - Quatrième partie

La géopolitique régionale

Animée par M. Marc FERRO, Historien, spécialiste de l'Ex-Union soviétique
    (sous réserve)

Intervenants :

M. Elie KHEIR, Spécialiste du Monde Arabe, Chercheur au Centre
    Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur la Paix et la Stratégie
M. Abdollah MOSTOFI, Chercheur spécialiste de l'Iran et de l'Afghanistan
M. Sylvain Cypel, journaliste du Monde, spécialiste de l'Israël et la
    question palestinienne

Questions de la salle et débat

20h clôture du colloque


Odile Verdure
EGEP - Questions internationales et européennes -
Aux EGEP:
Tel : 01 42 03 06 83 Fax : 01 42 03 09 73
Association Pour les Etats Généraux de l'Ecologie Politique
27 rue Mélingue, 75019 Paris
http://www.etatsgeneraux.org
tel direct: 05 62 57 14 01
mobile: 06 76 96 21 59
overdure(a)etatsgeneraux.org


Guissou Jahangiri
Directrice Open Asia
11, Rue Toullier
75005 Paris FRANCE
Tel: (33) 1 47 97 32 97
Tel: (33) 662 15 32 97
open(a)asia-mail.com

CONF./CFP- Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline, Baku, May 2002

Posted by: Academic Research Center <can_baha(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 14 Feb 2002


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The International and Regional Importance of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
and
INVITATION

QAFQAZ UNIVERSITY
and the
AZERBAIJAN STATE OIL ACADEMY

Baku, May 2002

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Professor Siyavus Qarayev, (Joint President), Rector of State Oil Academy
Professor Erol Oral, (Joint President), Rector of Qafqaz University
Professor Ramiz Hümbetov, (Joint Vice President), State Oil Academy
Professor Niftali Kocayev, (Joint Vice President), Baku State University
Professor Fahrettin Isayev, (Secretary) Qafqaz University
Professor Kahraman Binnetli, University of Construction and Architecture
Professor Hemzeaga Orucov, Qafqaz University
Professor Ersan Bocutoglu, Black Sea Technical University, Turkey
Professor Müsfik Atakisiyev, State Oil Academy, Azerbaijan
Professor Yusuf Tuna, University of Istanbul, Turkey
Associate Professor Hasan Selçuk, Marmar University, Turkey
Associate Professor Ismail Özsoy, International Black Sea University, Georgia
Associate Professor Qafar Ismailov, State Oil Academy, Azerbaijan
Associate Professor Hakan Acar, Qafqaz University
Associate Professor Osman Nuri Aras, Qafqaz University
Associate Professor Haydar Çakmak, Black Sea Technical University, Turkey
Associate Professor Bülent Aras, Fatih University, Turkey
Associate Professor Halil Ismailov, Qafqaz University
Associate Professor Eyüp Zengin, Qafqaz University
Associate Professor Ömer Faruk Ünal, Qafqaz University
Associate Professor Selim Özdemir, Qafqaz University
Associate Professor Arif Çanacik, Marmara University, Turkey
Dr. Cihan Bulut, Qafqaz University, Azerbaijan
Dr. Alexandr Magill, Qafqaz University, Azerbaijan
Dr. Murat Erguvan, Qafqaz University, Azerbaijan

INTRODUCTION

After the collapse of Soviet Union in 1989, all former member states started
to gain their independence. These new independent states have been
struggling to exist as 'free actors' in the arena of world politics and
economics. Azerbaijan gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991
and chose as its model of government a secular democratic system, by
combining its age-old cultural and historical values with those of the
developed west.

After its independence the independent Republic of Azerbaijan chose to adopt
a free market economy model, as its financial development system. Through
this model Azerbaijan has the intention of becoming one of the most
developed countries in the world through the use of its natural and social
resources.

The government of Azerbaijan has planned and initiated many innovative
economic and social policies to achieve a development of the country's
infrastructure. Consequently many international agreements have been signed
and new projects prepared to discover, extract and market new gas and oil
resources safely and economically.

One of these policies initiated the planning of a proposed
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline project, which will not only carry Caspian
oil but also the oil of middle Asia and transport it to the world market
safely and economically.

This proposed pipeline has a primary strategic importance not only for
Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey but and for all Central Asian countries. The
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline will play major role in helping to maintain
regional peace and stability.

THE AIM OF THE CONFERENCE

Since the 19th century, it has been a fundamental aim of most governments to
have energy resources, control energy production and delivery, and become
successful in controlling their stake in the competitive field of energy
production The Middle Asian and Caucasian countries declared their
independence at the break-up of Soviet Union towards the end of the 20th
century. The petrol and gas resources that these countries hold have the
potential of claiming the 3rd place in world oil fuel production. Most of
these countries are concentrated in the Caucasus area, and they are entering
the arena of competitive oil production and delivery. Therefore, the
attention of the major oil using countries and petrol companies has been
drawn to Middle Asia and the Caucasia. At the beginning of the 21st. century
however, fuel production competition is not only about sharing the petroleum
and gas produced, but also about the way in which that petroleum and gas
will be delivered to world markets. The fact that the "Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan"
pipeline has both economic and political connotations means that achieving
suitable political solutions to the laying and operation of a pipeline is
difficult. According to agreements and research activities that have so far
been concluded or carried out, it appears that the most important means of
delivering the energy resources of the Khazar region to world users is the
"Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan" pipeline. The aim of the conference is to form a
background for the discussion of the probable economic, strategic,
technical, legal, and social standpoints at both territorial and
international levels when the "Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan"pipeline is built and in
operation. The conference aim will be achieved through the active
participation of expert members of the scientific, academic, political and
industrial communities.

CONFERENCE DATE AND TIME

The 6th of May 2002 at 10 a.m.

VENUE

Qafqaz University, Neriman Nerimanov Prospekti 103, Baku, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, Azadlik Prospekti, 20, Baku, Azerbaijan

CONFERENCE LANGUAGE

Conference presentations must be given in one or other of the following
languages: Turkish, Azeri, Russian, or English.

PRESENTATION TOPICS

In addition to the topics of the conference that are listed below subtopics
related to the main topics also will be accepted.

1. Technical
a. Engineering problems related to the construction of  the
    Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline
b. Influences of the oil pipelines on the Construction sector of Azerbaijan,
    Georgia and Turkey
c. Oil pipelines and Geology engineering
2. Law
a. Legal Principles of " Contract of the Century"
b. International legal aspects of oil pipelines
c. The legal problems that can be occur during the construction of pipelines
3. Politics
a. Influences of the pipeline on the politics of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey
b. The obvious influences of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline on the world politics
c.  The importance of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline on the Caucasus region
d. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline and Middle Eastern Turkish Republics
e. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline and the USA
f. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and European countries
g. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and Eastern countries
4. Economics
a. Influences of the pipeline on the economy of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey
b. Influences of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline on the employment rates of
    Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey
c. Influences of "Contract of the Century" on the economy of Azerbaijan
5. Environment
a. Environmental problems of Caspian and Middle Eastern oil exploration on
    the international market
b. Oil and environment
c. Different way of supplying of oil to the international markets and their
    respective environmental problems
6. Energy
a. The role of Caspian and Middle Eastern oil on world energy resources
b. The role of the oil pipelines in supplying energy
7. Strategy
a. " Contract of the Century" and Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline
b. The strategic role of Caspian and Middle Eastern Oil
c. The strategic role of Caspian and Middle Eastern oil in international
    markets
d. The strategic role of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline
e. The security problems concerning the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline
f. The alternative schemes to that of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline
8. Tourism
a. The influences of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline on tourism development
    of the countries in the region
b. The Historical ' Silk Road' and the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline
9. Social
a. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline and its influences on the social
    relations between the countries in the region
b. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline and its influences on the social
    structure of the countries in the region
c. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline and its influences on the urbanisation
    and population placement.

IMPORTANT DATES:

20.03.2002: Last date for the submission of the Presentation title and abstract
01.04.2002: Announcements of accepted papers and conference on internet
20.04.2002: Last date for the submission of the Presentation paper
06-08-2002: Conference dates

WRITING RULES - ABSTRACTS

Abstracts of presentation papers will be published and distributed to
conference participants.
1. Abstracts must be written in Ms Word Program (Word 1997 / 2000).
2. The title must be in "14'point bold, Times L (for Azeri language), Times
    New Roman (for Turkish, Russian, English papers) and centred"
3. The author's Name / surname, address, must be in "12'point bold and Times
    L (for Azeri language), Times New Roman (for Turkish, Russian, English
    papers) and centred"
4. The abstract should be no more than 2 pages in length (including
    bibliography)
5. Papers must be written on A4 paper in the format shown below: -
    Font: Times L (for Azeri language)
    Times New Roman (for Turkish, Russian, English papers.
    Size: 14
    Page Set-up:  Top 2.5, Bottom 2.0, Left 2.0, Right 1.0
    Line Spacing: Single
6. Two photocopies of the text and a diskette or CD file (Word format) of
    the papers should be sent to the Congress of the Editorial Board by
    airmail, email or fax.

THE CONGRESS OF EDITORIAL BOARD

Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Isayev
Qafqaz University
Dean of Social Sciences
103, N. Nerimanov prs.
Baku, Azerbaijan
Phone: 00 99 412 38 72 46
Fax: 00 99 412 98 14 87
Email: admin(a)qafqaz.edu.az
    isayev_fahreddin(a)yahoo.com

PUBLISHING AND VETTING SUBMITTED PAPERS

Papers presented at the conference should not have been published in any
other journal, magazine or book or have been presented to any other
conference. After the Associate Advisory Board of Qafqaz University and
Azerbaijan State Oil Academy have accepted papers for the conference, the
papers will be published in a conference book under the title of "The
International and Regional Importance of The  Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline."

SEMINAR- Afghanistan Minister of Higher Education, Fremont, Calif., Feb. 15

Posted by: Farhad Azad <farhad(a)afghanmagazine.com>
Posted: 13 Feb 2002


The Society of Afghan Professionals Presents

The Afghan Perspective Seminar Series

AFGHANISTAN'S FUTURE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Dr. Sharif Fayez, Minister of Higher Education in the Interim Administration
of Afghanistan, who is visiting the US, will speak on the status of higher
education and its future in Afghanistan.

Biography:
Dr. Sharif Fayez was born in Herat, Afghanistan in 1946. He attended the
School of Education at Kabul University and earned a BA in English. He won a
scholarship to study in the United States and received a master's in English
literature from Columbia University. After teaching English for a number of
years at Kabul University, he returned to the U.S. and earned a Ph.D. in
American literature and Oriental Studies from the University of Arizona. The
Soviet invasion of Afghanistan prevented Dr. Fayez to return to his homeland
to teach. However, he has been teaching in various institutions throughout
the Middle East and America. He is currently serving as the Minister of
Higher Education in the interim administration in Afghanistan.

When: Friday, February 15, 2002
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Admission: FREE
Lecture: English
Where: Family Resource Center
39155 Liberty St.
Building G, Pacific Room
Fremont, CA 94555

For more information, please contact SAP:
E-mail: info(a)sapweb.org
Web: www.sapweb.org
Phone: (510) 401-3284 x1127

LECTURE- "Religious Fundamentalism" in Central Asia, Texas Tech Univ., Feb. 21

Posted by: H. B. Paksoy <lihbp(a)lib.ttu.edu>
Posted: 12 Feb 2002


"Religious Fundamentalism" in Central Asia
H. B. Paksoy
Texas Tech University

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2002
Time: 07:00 PM
Location: Formby Room, Southwest Collection Library

Description: H. B. Paksoy, D.Phil., will speak to the issue of
fundamentalism in Central Asia.  Questions addressed include 1) Is religion
equal to nationality? and 2) Who is more eager for the Central Asians to be
"fundamentalists?"

LECTURE- Repressing Central Asian Islamic Activism, Brown Univ., Feb. 28

Posted by: William Beeman <William_Beeman(a)brown.edu>
Posted: 11 Feb 2002


Middle East Studies at Brown University will sponsor a lecture at the Watson
Institute, 111 Thayer Street (between Benevolent and Charlesfield Streets),
Thursday, February 28 at 4:00.

Dr. Kamoludin Abdullaev
Tajikistan Academy of Sciences
Visiting Scholar, Yale University

"Repressing Central Asian Islamic activism- a problem or solution?"

Kamoludin Abdullaev has written numerous papers in Tajik, Russian and
English on the region's history. He is one of the authors and editors of
Accord 10: Politics of Compromise: the Tajikistan Peace Process and the
author of Exiles of Bolshevism: Central Asian Emigration in 1918-1932.

Reception follows
All are welcome


SUPPLEMENTARY INFO.- Kamoludin Abdullaev Lecture at Brown Un., Feb. 28

Dear Colleagues:

I am delighted at the great interest in Dr. Kamoludin Abdullaev's lecture
on February 28 at 4:00 at the Watson Institute at Brown University. I have
received more than 30 email messages asking for a copy of the lecture or
Dr. Abdullaev's email address, so I am taking this occasion to provide it
to several distribution lists. For those who cannot attend and would like
to reach Dr. Abdullaev, his email address is listed below.

Kamoludin Abdullaev <kamoludin.abdullaev(a)yale.edu>

For specific directions to the Watson Institute and information on the
talk, please contact

Margareta Levitsky <Margareta_Levitsky(a)Brown.edu> or Jean Lawlor
<Jean_Lawlor(a)Brown.edu>

The original lecture notice follows:


LECTURE- Repressing Central Asian Islamic Activism, Brown Univ., Feb. 28

Middle East Studies at Brown University will sponsor a lecture at the Watson
Institute, 111 Thayer Street (between Benevolent and Charlesfield Streets),
Thursday, February 28 at 4:00.

Dr. Kamoludin Abdullaev
Tajikstan Academy of Sciences
Visiting Scholar, Yale University

"Repressing Central Asian Islamic activism- a problem or solution?"

Kamoludin Abdullaev has written numerous papers in Tajik, Russian and
English on the region's history. He is one of the authors and editors of
Accord 10: Politics of Compromise: the Tajikistan Peace Process and the
author of Exiles of Bolshevism: Central Asian Emigration in 1918-1932.

Reception follows
All are welcome


Best Regards,

William O. Beeman
Department of Anthropology
Brown University
Box 1921 Brown Station
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: (401) 863-7063 [direct] (401) 863-3251 [office]
Fax: (401) 863-7588
email: William_Beeman(a)Brown.edu
web page: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Anthropology/Beeman.html

FLETCHER TALK- Afghanistan Ambassador, "Rebuilding Afghanistan"

Posted by: Harvard Forum for Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 10 Feb 2002


"Rebuilding Afghanistan"
Haron Amin
Charge d'Affaires
Embassy of Afghanistan
Washington, DC

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
ASEAN Auditorium
Friday, February 15, 2002  4:00 PM

Mr. Haron Amin was appointed by the Interim Administration of Afghanistan to
serve as the Charge d'Affaires of its Embassy in Washington, DC on December
30, 2001. As his country's chief envoy in the United State, Mr. Amin is
responsible for the restoration of normal diplomatic relations between the
two countries.

Mr. Amin believes his primary responsibilities are to facilitate
humanitarian and relief efforts on behalf of millions of Afghans displaced
by two decades of war and to act as a conduit for government and private
sector interests seeking to participate in rebuilding Afghanistan's
decimated economy and culture.

A former United Nations diplomat, Mr. Amin became well known in the American
international news media during his services as the principal spokesperson
for the United Front after the tragic events of September 11th.

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1969, he fled from the country with his family
when the Soviet Union invaded it in 1980, eventually settling in the United
States. He returned to Afghanistan in 1988 to fight under his mentor
Commander Massoud. In 1990 Commander Massoud assigned Mr. Amin to represent
Afghanistan's interests before the US Government.

Haron Amin went back to Afghanistan in 1995. From January to August 1997, he
aided Prime Minister Ghafoorzai. He then worked in various capacities at the
Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations.


Information:
160 Packard Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts 02155-7082 USA
617.627.3700
http://fletcher.tufts.edu/

Directions:
http://www.fletcher.tufts.edu/directions/Default.asp

CONFERENCE- 11th Annual Graduate Student CONFERENCE on East Asia, Columbia U., Feb. 8-9

Posted by: Tom Mullaney <tsm31(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 7 Feb 2002


The 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia will take place at
Columbia University this Friday and Saturday.  [Some panels relevant to
Central/Inner Asia are included.]

Friday, 8 February 2002, 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, 9 February 2002, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

For more info and maps, please visit the conference website at
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ealac/gradconf

CONF./CFP- CESS Third Annual Conference, Madison, Oct. 17-20, 2002

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)facstaff.wisc.edu>
Posted: 6 Feb 2002


FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDIES SOCIETY
October 17-20, 2002
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDIES SOCIETY in conjunction with the Department of
Languages and Cultures of Asia, the Central Asian Studies Program, and the
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce the convening of the Third Annual
Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society.

We would like to request submission of paper proposals that concern Central
Eurasian studies. These include: history, languages, cultures, and modern
states and societies of the Turkic, Mongolian, Iranian, Caucasian, Tibetan
and other peoples of the Black Sea region, the Crimea, the Caucasus, the
Middle Volga region, Central and Inner Asia and Siberia, and teaching and
research about these topics and areas. We also strongly encourage proposals
for pre-organized panels, including a chair and discussant. Pre-organized
panels may be sponsored by scholarly organizations related to any part of
Central Eurasia.

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Participants wishing to present a paper are asked to submit an abstract of
150 words maximum, and conference registration by April 1, 2002, using the
form and response information below. Confirmation of paper or panel
acceptance will be available by June 1, 2002. We will do our best to
accommodate proposals for papers after the deadline, but emphasize that full
consideration is only assured for submissions by that date.

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

1. Name:
2. Address:
3. Telephone & fax:
4. E-mail:
5. Educational background (highest degree, year, institution, major subject):
6. Current institutional affiliation:
7. Title of Presentation:
8. Abstract (150 words maximum):

FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS/ON-LINE REGISTRATION

On-line conference registration is available at:
http://www.wisc.edu/creeca/

Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
University of Wisconsin
210 Ingraham Hall

Madison, WI 53706  USA
tel. +1/608-262-3379; fax +1/608-265-3062
e-mail: creeca(a)intl-institute.wisc.edu
http://www.wisc.edu/creeca/

Additional information about past and forthcoming CESS Annual Conferences is
available at the CESS website:
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/cess/

CESS CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

The CESS Conference Committee consists of John Colarusso (McMaster U.),
Justin Rudelson (U. Maryland), Steven Sabol (U. North Carolina-Charlotte),
and Uli Schamiloglu (U. Wisconsin-Madison). For further information on
submission of abstracts or other aspects of the CESS Annual Conference contact:

Prof. Uli Schamiloglu
Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
1254 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706  USA
tel. +1/608-262-7141 (office), +1/608-262-3012 (department)
fax +1/608-265-3538
e-mail: uschamil(a)facstaff.wisc.edu

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Arrival is Thursday, October 17 afternoon/evening and departure is Sunday,
October 20 at noon. The keynote speaker(s), the registration fee, and
additional details concerning the program will be announced at a later date.
(There is usually an informal gathering on Thursday evening and the program
begins on Friday.) Registration/sessions will take place at the Lowell
Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Some sessions will also take
place on campus near by. Hotel registration information is available at the
end of this message.

THE CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDIES SOCIETY

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) is a private, non-political,
non-profit, U.S.-based organization of scholars who are interested in the
study of Central Eurasia, and its history, languages, cultures, and modern
states and societies. We define the Central Eurasian region broadly to
include Turkic, Mongolian, Iranian, Caucasian, Tibetan and other peoples.
Geographically, Central Eurasia extends from the Black Sea region, the
Crimea, and the Caucasus in the west, through the Middle Volga region,
Central Asia and Afghanistan, and on to Siberia, Mongolia and Tibet in the
east.

The Central Eurasian Studies Society's purpose is to promote high standards
of research and teaching, and to foster communication among scholars through
meetings and publications. The Society works to facilitate interaction among
senior, established scholars, junior scholars, graduate students, and
independent scholars in North America and throughout the world. We hold an
Annual Conference, and coordinate panels at various conferences relevant to
Central Eurasian studies. The Society also works to promote the publication
of peer-reviewed scholarship and other information essential to the building
of the field.

We invite anyone who shares these interests to become a member and
participate in our activities.

To learn more about CESS:
1. Visit the CESS website at: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/cess/
2. Request information from CESS President, John Schoeberlein, by e-mail at:
    CESS(a)fas.harvard.edu, or write to: John Schoeberlein/CESS, Harvard Forum
    for Central Asian Studies, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138  USA

To become a member, fill in the on-line registration form. Annual dues range
from $30 to $0 depending on one's annual income. For full information, see:
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/cess/CESS_Membership.html

CESS BOARD

The CESS Executive Board as of February 1, 2002 consists of:

John Schoeberlein (President; Harvard U., Cambridge, Mass., USA)
John Colarusso (McMaster University, Toronto, Canada)
Alisher Ilkhamov (Expert-Fikri Social Research Center, Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
Marianne Kamp (U. of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo., USA)
Virginia Martin (U. of Alabama, Huntsville, Ala., USA)
Steven Sabol (U. of North Carolina, Charlotte, N.C., USA)
Uli Schamiloglu (U. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., USA)
Wang Jianping (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, P. R. of China)

HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION

Please make reservations as early as possible at:

Wisconsin Center Guest House
Lowell Hall
610 Langdon Street
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53703  USA
tel. +1/608-256-2621; fax +1/608-262-5445
e-mail: lowell(a)ecc.uwex.edu

October 2001 room rates are $62/night single; $72/night double (includes
parking & complimentary breakfast).


Uli Schamiloglu
Professor of Turkic & Central Eurasian Studies
Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
1254 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706  USA
tel. +1/608-262-7141 (office), +1/608-262-3012 (department), +1/608-265-3538
(fax)
e-mail: uschamil(a)facstaff.wisc.edu
LCA website: http://lca.wisc.edu

PANEL- Turco-Ukrainian Relations: Past and Present, Ankara, Feb. 9, 2002

Posted by: Hasan Ali Karasar <karasar(a)Bilkent.EDU.TR>
Posted: 5 Feb 2002


Panel:
"Turco-Ukrainian Relations: Past and Present"

Date: 09 February 2002
TimeSaat : 14.00

Venue:
Tarim ve Koyisleri Bakanligi Konferans Salonu

Address:
Milli Mudafaa Cad. No. 20 (Guvenpark karsisi)
Bakanliklar / Ankara /TURKEY

Panelists:

Assoc. Prof. Hakan Kirimli
(Bilkent University, Center for Russian Studies)
"The Ottoman Empire and the Ukrainian Democratic Republic (1918-1921)"

Suat Kiniklioglu
(Bilkent University, Center for Russian Studies)
"Ukraine's Image in the Turkish Media"

Elvis Beytullah
(Cambridge University)
"Ukraine and Turkey in the post-independence era"

Olga Alexandrovna Chubrikova
(Embassy of Ukraine, Ankara - Cultural Attache)
"Turco-Ukranian Diplomatic Relations during the first decade of Ukrainian
    Independence"

For further information about this panel please contact the
Turkish-Ukrainian Friendship Association at (312) 419 47 49 - 50.


Hasan Ali Karasar
Center for Russian Studies
Department of International Relations
Bilkent University, Ankara/TURKEY

CONF./CFP- ESCAS VIII, Bordeaux, France, Sept. 25-28, 2002

Posted by: ESCAS VIII <escas8(a)ifeac.com.uz>
Posted: 4 Feb 2002


ESCAS VIII
European Society for Central Asian Studies

September 25-28, 2002
University Campus of Talence - Bordeaux, France

Central Asia in transition: models, disruptions, centrality

Section I:   Questions of periodization: the centrality of Central Asia and
        the rewriting of history
Section II:  Political, economic and social models in the Central Asian history
Section III: Cultural and religious models
Section IV:  Colonial and Soviet disruptions
Section V:   Post-Soviet transformations

Organizing committee: the Board of the ESCAS (Mr. T. Atabaki, President,
Mrs. G. Rasuly-Paleczek, Vice-president, Mrs. I. Baldauf, Mrs. C. Poujol,
Mr. G. Rota, Mr. M. Tabor).

ESCAS VIII coordinator: Mrs. Catherine Poujol

How to participate:

Participation proposals:

They are to be submitted before April 15, 2002, by sending a summary of
your paper in French or in English, a brief CV and your complete address
(as well as your fax or phone number and e-mail address).

Please send your proposals:

 - To Mrs. Catherine Poujol
   cpoujol33(a)wanadoo.fr

 - To the ESCAS information centre in Central Asia
   escas8(a)ifeac.com.uz

Or to the following addresses:
 - Mrs. C. Poujol
   32 Quai des Chartrons
   33000 Bordeaux, France

 - IFEAC
   18A Rakatboshi
   700031 Tashkent
   Uzbekistan

 - IFEAC
   103 Furmanova
   480091 Almaty
   Kazakhstan

Confirmation by the Organizing Committee:

No final decision on your participation may be taken at the present
moment.  A circular letter will be sent to you within 1 month after the
deadline for proposals' submission, informing you of the decision of the
Organizing Committee about your participation at the ESCAS VIII conference.

To present a paper:

Your paper in French or in English should not last more than 20 minutes,
there will be also 10 minutes of discussion.  In each section, there will
be from 4 to 6 papers per half-day.

How to fund your participation?

The Organizing Committee of ESCAS VIII encourages the participants to seek
themselves for the funding of their participation at the conference, travel
and living expenditures.

CONFERENCE- Caspian Symposium, Berlin, March 11-13, 2002

Posted by: Asad Mahrad <mahrad(a)gp.tu-berlin.de>
Posted: 4 Feb 2002


Caspian Symposium March 2002:
"The European Union and the Caspian Sea Region in Dialogue - Sustainability;
Environmental Policy and Caspian Region Development"
Date: March 11-13, 2002
Location: Technische Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Contact: Caspian Project Gilan (CPG)
E-mail: pjgilan(a)gp.tu-berlin.de


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you about our international symposium "The European
Union and the Caspian Sea Region in Dialogue - Sustainability, Environmental
Policy and Caspian Region Development". It will be a three day-long session
between 11th and 13th March 2002 in Berlin.

The international symposium is organised by the Caspian Project Gilan (CPG)
of the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (Institut fuer Stadt- und
Regionalplanung) at the Technical University Berlin, with the support of the:

Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation Germany (BMZ)
Dept. for Int'l Scientific Co-operation - University of Gilan, Rasht/Iran
German-Kazakh Society Berlin (DKG)
European Academy of the Urban Environment Berlin (EAUE)

The symposium will be a joint meeting of high ranking experts from different
fields like members from scientific institutions, private companies,
business associations and other key institutions from Europe and the Caspian
Sea states.

The main topics in the sessions are:
1. Political role of co-operation
2. Economic developments and perspectives for the Caspian
3. The Caspian Transport Network
4. Nature conservation in the Caspian Region
5. Regional development in the local centres
6. Refinancing of Environmental Policy - The role of the oil and gas
    developments in the Caspian Region
7. Environmental impact assessment (EIA) for Caspian infrastructure projects
8. Establishment for a common and open scientific database of the Caspian

Beside many experts from the Caspian Region and Europe we have to emphasise
the participants from the following institutions and think-tanks:

European Commission, C.F. Wittebrood
European Parliament
German Parliament, Gernot Erler (MP)
Traceca
UNDP
CEP-Caspian Environmental Programme
GTZ-Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit
CBSS-Council of the Baltic Sea States, Stockholm
IPIS-Institute for Political & International Studies, Tehran
IIC-International Institute for Caspian Studies
IIES-Institute for International Energy Studies, Tehran
Caspian Coastal Research Centre, Baku
HELCOM, Helsinki
Baltic 21, Stockholm
German Iranian Chamber of Commerce
Njeftegasowaja Vertikal, Moscow

Symposium Agenda

It is a great pleasure for the Caspian Project Gilan to organise such a
symposium to promote the relations between the European Union and the
Caspian Sea States in Germany for the first time. It is an honour for the
Technical University Berlin to bring together a great number of participants
from the five Caspian Member States, the Baltic Sea States and the European
Union of different academic, economic and political institutions related to
the Caspian region development.

Under the subject - Sustainability, Environmental Policy and Caspian Region
Development - we would like to offer a neutral platform to facilitate
discussions and contacts between the representatives of the Caspian states
and German and EU representatives. Moreover it is our intention to bring
together experts from states whose current regional competition could be
turned into common supra-regional strengths if co-operation could be
established to expound common problems and potentials presenting a selection
of independent German / European experts as potential partners. By this
promotion of scientific and cultural exchange between all participants the
symposium shall establish a constructive and field-specific basis for mutual
trust and a basis from which trans-national networks can be initiated with
the purpose of achieving institutional and material integration. Beyond the
points concerning the content it is intended to establish and sustain this
event in the long term with the aim of institutionalising and consolidating
development.

We would be pleased to receive your interest and are looking forward for the
opportunity to have a fruitful dialogue with you.

Contact & Information:

Mr. Asad MAHRAD (Projektleiter)
Mr. Kester von KUCZKOWSKI (Managing Director for the committee)

TU Berlin, Institut fuer Stadt- und Regionalplanung,
CPG - Caspian Project Gilan
Rohrdamm 20-22 / 13629 Berlin / Germany
phone: +49 -30 -38006 -174
phone: +49 -30 -38006 -177
fax: +49 -30 -38006 -185
Email: pjgilan(a)gp.tu-berlin.de


TAGUNGSGEBUEHR (PARTICIPATION FEE)
350,- Euro for each delegate:
REGISTRATION:
K.I.T. GmbH
Convention and Incentive Organization
Kurfuerstendamm 71
D-10709 Berlin
Email: kseidler(a)kit.de
Tel: +49 30 24603219
Fax: +49 30 24603200
Internet: www.kit.de

CONF./CFP- Ten Years of Independence, Almaty, Feb. 23, 2002

Posted by: Ataola Hoodashtian <hoodash(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 30 Jan 2002


Soros Foundation / KIMEP Research Center

Conference Announcement

THE THIRD REGIONAL STUDENT CONFERENCE AT KIMEP
"10 Years of Independence: Building an Open Society and Democracy"

will be held on the 23rd of February, 2002

on various topics on political, economic and social challenges and reforms
in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, and on some general topics related to
democracy, open society and free market economy.

Working language of the conference is English. Some panels might be in Russian.

Students from Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Russia and China are welcome to
submit a two-page abstract, double-spaced, electronic and/or paper version
with indication of the Topic, Student's name, Department, Institution, and
Supervisor's name.

The following must be indicated: statement of purpose, major research
findings, conclusion.

The best papers will be published in the KIMEP Student Central-Asian Journal.

Deadline for submission: February 8, 2002

Please, submit your abstract to:

Gulnur Bolyspayeva, Research Assistant, e-mail: gulnur(a)kimep.kz or Dr. A.
Hoodashtian, Director of the Research Center, e-mail: hoodash(a)kimep.kz,
phone/fax: 7(3272) 64-56-07, Room #224, 4 Abai Ave., 480100, Almaty, Kazakhstan

NB: For the conference participants from outside of Almaty, travel expenses
are reimbursed, meal and accommodation are provided by KIMEP.

CONF./CFP- 17th MEHAT Conference at the University of Chicago, May 10-22

Posted by: Ilker Evrim Binbas <iebinbas(a)midway.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 30 Jan 2002


Second Notice

The 17th Middle East History and Theory Conference at the Center for Middle
Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago will be held on May 10-11,
2002.  The Conference provides a forum for graduate students and faculty in
the humanities and social sciences to present papers related to Middle
Eastern and Central Asian culture, art/architecture, literature, society,
history and politics. Both individual papers and pre-arranged panels can be
accommodated.  The conference will last two days: a Friday-evening reception
and Saturday luncheon are included in the schedule of events. Reasonably
priced accommodation is available on campus. Participants wishing to present
a paper are asked to submit a one-page abstract and a CV by March 1, 2002.
Working papers must be received by April 15, 2002. Please specify if
audio/visual facilities are needed when submitting papers to:

Middle East History and Theory Conference
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
The University of Chicago
5828 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60637
Tel: 1-773-702 8297
Fax: 1-773-702 2587

For last year's conference program and activities, see our web page at
http://cas.uchicago.edu/meht. Further information can be obtained from the
above address or by contacting:

Ilker Evrim Binbas and Patrick G. Wing
iebinbas(a)midway.uchicago.edu
pgwing(a)midway.uchicago.edu
Tel: 1-773-955 0973
Tel: 1-773-363 0901

CONFERENCE- Romantic Orientalism, Aberystwyth, Wales, July 12-15

Posted by: Michael Franklin <mjf(a)aber.ac.uk>
Posted: 30 Jan 2002


[NOTE: Though the deadline is well past, it may still be possible for paper
submissions on Central Asia to be considered.  --CA-L]


Romantic Orientalism
Department of English, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
University of Wales Conference Centre, Gregynog, Powys.
12-15 July 2002


Conference on Romantic Orientalism to be held at Gregynog, Powys, Wales,
12-15 July 2002. The aim of this conference is to focus a post-Saidian
scrutiny upon the cultural, political, commercial, and aesthetic dimensions
of the synchronous growth of Romanticism and Orientalism. We shall consider
how Western notions of cultural hegemony were bolstered by imperial rhetoric
and challenged by intercultural translation.

Plenary speakers:

Professor Rosane Rocher (University of Pennsylvania)
Professor Tim Fulford (Nottingham Trent University)
Professor Peter Kitson (University of Dundee)
Dr Nigel Leask (Queen's College, Cambridge)
Professor P.J. Marshall (University College, London)

Proposals for 30 minute papers are invited and should be sent by 15 December
2001 to:

Dr Michael J. Franklin
Department of English
University of Wales
Hugh Owen Building
Aberystwyth SY23 3DY
United Kingdom
E-mail: mjf(a)aber.ac.uk

For more information:
http://www.aber.ac.uk/english/

FORUM- Nancy Lubin, War on Drugs / War on Terrorism, OSI, New York, Feb. 6

Posted by: Erin Finnerty <efinnerty(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 29 Jan 2002


In conjunction with the release of an updated report commissioned by the
Central Eurasia Project and Network Women's Program of the Open Society
Institute, you are invited to attend:

Integrating the War on Drugs with the War on Terrorism:
US Assistance in Afghanistan and Central Asia

with
Dr. Nancy Lubin

President, JNA Associates, Inc., and Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy
Council

Wednesday, February 6, 2002
12:30 - 2:00
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Room
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Nancy Lubin is President of JNA Associates, Inc. -- a research and
consulting firm that works on assessments and projects concerning the NIS,
especially Central Asia.  She has lived, worked and traveled throughout
Central Asia and the Caucasus for well over twenty five years -- as a
Congressional staffer, University Professor, and now for JNA -- and consults
for international donors, the media, major corporations and smaller, start
up companies.  She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the
Board of Trustees of the Eurasia Foundation, the Board of Advisors of the
OSI Central Eurasia Project, and other organizations.  She holds a Ph.D.
from Oxford University; a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard University;
studied at the Universities of Moscow and Leningrad; and was one of the
first Westerners to conduct doctoral research in Soviet Central Asia where
she worked for one year at Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan (1978-79).

To RSVP please fax this sheet to Erin Finnerty at (212) 548-4607 or e-mail a
response to efinnerty(a)sorosny.org.

Name:

Affiliation:

E-mail address:

____ I will attend the February 6th event.
____ I will not attend the February 6th event.

If you are unable to attend, you can read a synopsis of the Open Forum and
subscribe to a weekly news bulletin at <www.EurasiaNet.org>.

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