Afghanistan In Context (Free)

by  Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

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This presentation teaches viewers about the history of Afghanistan from the 19th to 21st century, with a focus on explaining the roots of the current situation in the country. We explain the ethnic make-up of the country, its borders, and its role in world politics since the 1800s.

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45 minutes for presentation, 5-10 minutes for questions

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

International, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Our center is a Title VI National Resource Center, and US tax dollars cover costs. Our content is provided free of charge to US Institutions.

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Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

Bloomington, IN
United States

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) at Indiana University's Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies is a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center dedicated to raising awareness about its target area: namely the Turkic, Iranian, Mongolian, Uralic, and Tibetan cultural spheres. Some countries included are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.

IAUNRC Graduate Assistants

Program Details


1. This program begins with introductions and research questions.
2. We then address those questions in a PowerPoint presentation.
4. Participants have a guided question & answer session


The participant will
- identify Afghanistan and key facts about it
- explore the history of Afghanistan from the 1800's to today
- engage in a discussion on the role of Afghanistan in world politics and its possible futures
- develop an understanding of broader themes of world history and political science

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