Dr. Ashraf Ghani, an adjunct professor of anthropology at
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore who also works at
the World Bank, will speak about current and developing
events in Afghanistan. His lecture will take place Tuesday,
October 9, at 8:15 pm in the atrium of Pendleton East Hall
on the Wellesley College campus.
Ghani's interests primarily have been in political and economic
anthropology with a particular focus on the role of long
distance in the historical development of Central Asia and
Afghanistan. A native of Afghanistan, Dr. Ghani lectured
at Wellesley College nearly 20 years ago in the wake of
the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He returns now to discuss
the current crisis. Dr. Ghani received his Ph.D. from Columbia
University and studied under Professors Joan Vincent and
more information on the lecture, please contact the Department
of Anthropology at 781-283-2138.