Friday, October 06, 2006

Kashmir Film and Lecture


Film--Kashmir: Valley of Despair
10:00 PM
Sutherland Hall, ISLLC Lounge
Sponsored by: Asian Studies Center, International Studies Living Learning Community

A documentary on the valley of Kashmir, occupied by both India and Pakistan and the struggle of the Kashmiri people for an independent, autonomous state. If Kashmir gains sovereignty, willother ethnic minorities also demand independence? The documentary provides a history and a thorough analysis of the political, religious, and ethnic causes of the Kashmir conflict.
For more information, contact Elaine Linn - 412 648-2113


Lecture-- The Conundrum that is the Kashmir Problem
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sutherland Hall, ISLLC Lounge, University of Pittsburgh
Audience: ISLLC Students
Sponsored by: International Studies Living Learning Community, Asian Studies Center, Central Administration

An informal talk to shed light on the disputed region of Kashmir, a point of conflict between Pakistan and India, the cause of thousands of deaths over the past 50 years. The presenter, Dr. Richard Cohen, Associate Director, Asian Studies Center, specializes in the cultural, religious and literary history of South Asia. Prior to joining Pitt, he worked at Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania, Senior Fulbright scholar (India).
For more information, contact Elaine Linn - 412 648-2113

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