Public Lecture: Games without rules

24 January 2013

LSE, London


Afghan-American  writer Tamim Ansary speaks about his new book "Games without rules: the often interrupted history of Afghanistan".   The book examines Afghanistan's history from both international and national perspectives.  While it covers the many interventions of great powers, it also highlights the struggle between Kabul and the countryside, between order and chaos, between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an older Afghanistan.  It is the story of a nation struggling to take form, a nation undermined by its own demons while, every 40 to 60 years, a great power crashes in and disrupts whatever progress has been made.  

Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue:  NAB 2.06, New Academic Building
Speaker:  Tamim Ansary 
Chair: Professor Athar Hussai

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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