Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India

Muslims in a Global Context
Friday, November 16, 2012 to Sunday, November 18, 2012

Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India

This resource is part of a series organized by regions around world based on their role on the world stage, their importance within the Muslim world, and the critical influence they play in the global community, The material seeks to illuminate the various perspectives of the Muslim Community around the world. Drawing upon the expertise and research of participating faculty from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh and our partners at institutions around the world the resource seeks to have students gain understanding of the religious, culture, economics and political influences of Muslims in a global context.

Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, the students will gain an understanding of history, governance, economics, law, gender education and political dimensions of the peoples and regions focused for each resource.

Engaging the Muslim World - Cole, Juan, St, Martens Press (2009).

The Muslims in the Global Context series offers the opportunity to examine the factors and trends that are having major impacts on these diverse regions and their relationships with other world regions and countries. The mini-courses consist of presentations on topics of critical importance to the understanding of Muslims in diverse regions of the world. In addition to attendance at all lectures, students enrolled for credit are required to develop and write a research paper on the theme of the mini-course and a reflection paper. One- credit is provided for the completion of each mini-course.

Sponsored by:
 University of Pittsburgh: Global Studies Center
Carnegie Mellon University: Office of the Provost and Division of Student Affairs

Why does it Matter: A view from the East and West

Muqtedar Khan, Associate Professor, Deparment of Political Science and Interanational Relations, University of Delaware

Click here to watch presentation

Historical Overview of Afghanistan &
Tribal and Religious identity in Afghanistan

Thomas Barfield, Professor Department of Anthropology, Boston University

Click here to watch "Tribal and Religious identity in Afghanistan"

History of Pakistan & The Role of Women in Statehood

Anita Weiss, Professor & Dept. Head, Department of International Studies, University of Oregon

Watch History of Pakistan here

Watch The Role of Women in Statehood here

History of Muslims in India

Nico Slate, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carnegie Melon University

Click here to watch the presentation

Governance and the State in Afghanistan

Jennifer Murtazashvili, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

Click here to watch the presentation

Education and Youth in South Asia

Mohammed Shafiq, Associate Professor, School of Education and Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh

Click here to watch presentation.

US Security and the region

Colin Clarke, Project Associate, RAND Corporation

Click here to watch the presentation

A Journalist's Perpective

Carmen Gentile, International Reporter (New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, USA Today)