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Lecture: Sorbonne Univ. Professor Gilles Dorronsoro on

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010
Time: 01:00 PM
- 02:50 PM

Location: Room 587, Humanities building

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Middle East and Islamic Studies

Contact: Middle East and Islamic Studies

Phone: (415) 405-2468

Professor Gilles Dorronsoro, of Sorbonne University and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will deliver a lecture titled "Is the War Lost? Assessing Contradictory Claims on the Afghan War." Professor Dorronsoro has studied and written about politics and war in Afghanistan since the early 1990s and was most recently there in March and July of this year. He is often quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other media outlets, has written a series of influential reports on the current war in Afghanistan, and is the author of the acclaimed Revolution Unending: Afghanistan, 1979 to the present (Columbia U. Press, 2005).


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