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CAW: Central Asia: The Geopolitical Perspective

Central Asia Workshop: Readings and discussion

Monday, May 07, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
11377 Bunche

Readings for this week's discussion (password required):

Saul B. Cohen, The Eurasian Convergence Zone: Gateway or Shatterbelt?

Margaret Scott and Westenley Alcenat, Revisiting the Pivot: The Influence of Heartland Theory in Great Power Politics

The Central Asia Workshop is an interdisciplinary discussion group sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia ( The goal of the workshop is to encourage graduate student research on Central Asia by creating a space where students and interested faculty can discuss research, theory and ideas with others who have experience or interest in the region. The workshop is a forum for exploring recent research and classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives that inform work in Central Asia. Past discussion topics have included Tatar language and identity; environmental activism in Central Asia; mental health, religion and healing in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan; imagining modernity; gendered national identity; and the Uighurs of Xinjiang. 

The Central Asia Workshop meets every two weeks in 10367 Bunche from 12:00 to 1:30PM.

Please Note: This week's workshop will be held in 11377 Bunche.

Please contact Hannah Reiss ( for more information.


Sponsor(s): Program on Central Asia

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