March 10, 2016: "Afghan Modern: History of a Global Nation"

Spring 2016 Professional Development Workshop

Thursday March 10, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
A talk by Robert D. Crews (Stanford University)
“Afghan Modern: History of a Global Nation”

Robert Crews is Associate Professor in the Department of History, and Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University.  A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he received an MA from Columbia University and a PhD degree in History from Princeton University. His research and teaching interests focus on Afghanistan, Central and South Asia, Russia, Islam, and Global History. His latest research project explores Shia politics in Afghanistan.

Crews is the author of For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia (2006), and has published two co-edited volumes, The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan (with Amin Tarzi), and Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands, co-edited with Shahzad Bashir. His most recent monograph, Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation was published in Fall 2015 by Harvard University Press.


Copies of the following books will be distributed at the workshop to all participants:

Afghan Modern:  The History of a Global Nation by Robert Crews (2015)

Sources of Indian Traditions: Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh (Introduction to Asian Civilizations) (Volume 2, Third edition, 2014)


Participants must be K-12 teachers, two- or four-year college instructors or students enrolled in graduate education degree programs. If you would like to register for either workshop, or have questions, please contact William Carrick at Participants may register for one or both workshops.

To register, please send an email to <> which includes your name, school affiliation, level of students taught, and subjects taught. Student registrants should include their school and degree program, anticipated graduation date, and a very brief statement of career goals.

There is no registration fee to attend the workshop. All books and materials will be provided to participants at no cost.

For additional information, please contact William Carrick at <> or by phone at (212) 854-4565.