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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

Who is In-Charge in Pakistan: The Military's Great Come Back

Mon, November 23, 2009 • 4:00 PM • the House of Tutors, 2400 Pearl Street 78705

Kamran Ali, University of Texas Dept. 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.

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.

Sponsored by: Alhambra Speaker Series


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