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The UCLA Program on Central Asia aims to cultivate a space for the social, cultural, religious and economic dimensions of Central Asian studies.


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Afghan Studies


Saving Afghanistan's Art and Cultural Heritage

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan

American support of local tribes and militias in both states has complicated the consolidation of central governments.

Central Asia Workshop


The Central Asia Workshop is an interdisciplinary discussion group for faculty and students sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia.