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“Plato to NATO”: What You Need To Know About Central Asia

March 9, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

John Kerry’s whirlwind tour of the five “Stans” in October 2015 put Central Asia again on the map of U.S. policymakers. With its gas and oil wealth, repressive governments, bizarre personality cults, and overwhelmingly Muslim population, this region remains poorly understood by most Americans, even though its significance and prominence in their lives will only increase. Eren Tasar, Assistant Professor of History at UNC, will offer an accessible summary of key themes in the region’s history, including religion, politics, natural resources, and the influence of Russia and China.

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Phone# 919-942-7373


March 9, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, United States
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UNC Program in the Humanities
919 - 962-1544
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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