Study of South Asia Continues at Convocations

Published: October 23, 2009 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Southern Utah University’s Convocation Lecture Series is pleased to announce Dr. Benjamin Cohen will delivering a presentation titled, “Pakistan: Divided Pasts, Uncertain Futures”. The presentation will be Tuesday, October 27, at 11:30 a.m. in the SUU Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. 

Continuing an exploration of South Asia as part of SUU’s International Week, Convocations welcomes Dr. Benjamin Cohen, Director of Graduate Studies in History at the University of Utah. He received his PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and an MA in South Asian Studies also from the University of Wisconsin. He has published on colonial India's largest princely state, Hyderabad. He speaks Hindi, Telugu, and Urdu. 

Dr. Cohen will address the question: Is modern Pakistan on the verge of collapse? This vital South Asian country has a long past - founded as a homeland for South Asia's Muslims and carved out of the remains of the British Raj - its future is anything but certain. How did Pakistan reach this point? What forces drove its creation and now possible disintegration? This Convocation will address Islam in South Asia, Pakistan's creation, and its uncertain futures. 

For times, locations, and full details of each presentation, please visit the SUU Convocations website.

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