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Lecture: “The Graveyard of Empires? A Comparative View of the Soviet and American Wars in Afghanistan” with Dr. Jeff Jones (UNC-Greensboro) (virtual)

September 1, 2021 | 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm


The Iranian Cultural Society of NC (ICSNC) & Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke (GSAID) present the Duke University Emamian Lectureship Series featuring a lecture by Dr. Jeff Jones (UNCG) on The Graveyard of Empire? A comparative view of the Soviet & American Wars in Afghanistan.


Jeff Jones completed his Ph.D. in 2000 at UNC-Chapel Hill and is currently an Associate Professor of Russian-Soviet and contemporary world history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His first book is entitled Everyday Life and the ‘Reconstruction’ of Soviet Russia During and After the Great Patriotic War, 1943-1948, and he is currently completing a book entitled Smoke, Mirrors and Memories: A Cultural History of the Soviet-Afghan War, 1979-1989, forthcoming in 2021.


This lecture will be conducted in English and is free and open to the public. Access the Zoom link. For more information, visit here.


Co-sponsors: Dr. Ali and Parvin Jarrahi; Duke University Middle Eastern Studies Center; Duke Persian Studies Program; Duke Islamic Studies Center; UNCG Department of History; Persian Studies Program at UNC Chapel Hill; Duke University Libraries, History Department, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University; Center for Slavic, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies (CSEEES) at Duke University; WFU Middle East and South Asia Studies; Middle Eastern Communities and Migrations at James Madison University.


Wednesday, September 1 | 6:45 p.m.

Duke University


September 1, 2021
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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