George Mason University is launching a major new international multidisciplinary scholarly program, the Russian/Soviet Perspectives on Islam Project (RPI). The project, with primary support from the Luce Foundation and the NEH, documents the encounter and evolving relationship between the Orthodox/secular state and the Islamic regions, groups, individuals, and ideologies on the territory of the former Soviet Union and neighboring countries. This set of unique materials illuminates the strategies implemented by the Soviet and Russian state to establish authority and legitimacy among predominantly Muslim populations in Central Asia, the Northern Caucasus and Siberia and to enhance Moscow’s influence internationally with nearby Muslim countries, including Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Turkey. The digital archive is designed to disseminate these documents to the widest possible scholarly community and general readership.
10:00 am Central Asia Security Workshop
Central Asia Security Workshop
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Central Asia Security Workshop March 6, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm Central Asia Program, IERES George Washington University 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Commons, Suite 602 10.00am. PANEL 1. CENTRAL ASIA’S DOMESTIC LANDSCAPES. CHANGING MORE THAN WE[...]
4:30 pm Douglas Blum – Cosmopolitan Kaza...
Douglas Blum – Cosmopolitan Kaza...
Mar 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
On the basis of extensive fieldwork in Kazakhstan, Douglas Blum considers the experiences of young people who spent time in the US, asking what cultural “baggage” they brought home with them, and whether they were[...]
6:30 pm Cinema Club Film Screening: Litt...
Cinema Club Film Screening: Litt...
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Directed by Usman Saparov This film “tells an intimate story within the larger historical context of the deportation of ethnic Germans from Turkmenistan to Siberia during the Second World War. Saparov’s historical narrative touches on one[...]
9:30 am Islamic Education and Knowledge ...
Islamic Education and Knowledge ...
Apr 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Islamic Education and Knowledge Transmission in Central Asia April 10, 2017, 9:30am-3:00pm Central Asia Program, IERES George Washington University 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Commons, Suite 602 9:30am. Session 1. State Institutions, Muftiates and the[...]