SFU's School for International Studies, Department of History, and CCSMSC present:

"Nation Making in the Early Soviet Union: Uzbekistan Reconsidered," by Dr. Adeeb Khalid

20 October 2016, 5:15 PM, SFU-Vancouver (Harbour Centre).

Uzbekistan appeared on the map in 1924. Adeeb Khalid traces its emergence in the interstices between Soviet nationalities policies and the strivings of the Central Asian Muslim intelligentsia. Understanding the origins of the Uzbek national project also sheds light on the place of Uzbekistan in the wider Central Asian context and is thus of profound contemporary relevance.

Dr. Adeeb Khalid is Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies & History at Carleton College. His books include The Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform: Jadidism in Central Asia (University of California Press, 1998),and Islam after Communism: Religion and Politics in Central Asia (University of California Press, 2007), which won the 2008 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies “for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences published in English in the United States in the previous calendar year.” In November 2015 Cornell University Press published Professor Khalid's newest book, Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR, about Central Asia in the early Soviet period (1917-1932).

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 5:15 PM - 7 PM
Simon Fraser University - Vancouver Campus
Harbour Centre, Room 1510
515 West Hastings St., Vancouver.

This event is free and open to the public.