Who is in Charge in Pakistan: the Military's Great Come Back?
Mon, November 23, 2009 • 4:00 PM • House of Tutors, 2400 Pearl Street, Austin, TX 78705
Dr. Kamran Ali, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Anthropology
The lecture will look at the Military's role in recent Pakistani history and argue that despite its retreat from formal power power it has managed to partially rehabilitate its image within Pakistan. What are its future designs and how it keeps the democratic set up in check while not allowing any scrutiny of its own role in Pakistani politics remains an intriguing and still unfolding story
Admission is free.
Kamran Ali Short Biography: Kamran Asdar Ali is the author of *Planning the Family in Egypt: New Bodies, New Selves* (UT Press, 2002). He is the co-editor of *Gendering Urban Space in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa* (Palgrave 2008) and *Comparing Cities: The Middle East and South Asia, (OUP 2009). He has also published several articles on issues of health and gender in Egypt and on Pakistani politics and popular culture. He previously taught at the University of Rochester and his more recent work has been on ethnic, class and gender issues in Pakistan. He is currently finishing a book length manuscript on the social history of the working class movement during Pakistan's early years.
This is part of the Alhambra Speaker Series 2009