Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Please join us for our first Trans-Pacific Lecture with the Princeton Club of Japan, as we learn about the Afghan crisis in the context of the history of Afghanistan.

Bay Area Tiger and Stanford Professor of History Bob Crews *99 is an expert in the history of Afghanistan. We are excited to welcome him to speak to PCNC and PC of Japan alumni in our first Trans-Pacific lecture!

Lecture: “Understanding the Afghan Crisis”

The U.S. spent 20 years and some $14 trillion dollars fighting in Afghanistan in a conflict that concluded with the return of the Taliban. How do we account for the Taliban victory – and the challenges that face Afghan and global society in its aftermath?

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About Bob Crews *99:

Robert D. Crews is Professor of History at Stanford University. He is the author of Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015) and For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia (Harvard University Press, 2006) and co-editor of Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands (Harvard University Press, 2012) and The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan (Harvard University Press, 2008). His work has also appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Washington Post, and The New York Times.

He has served as Director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journal Afghanistan.