CASA Celebration Week
CASA Celebration Week
As part of the Center for Afghanistan Studies (CAS) strategic plan to expand its activities and scope beyond Afghanistan to the countries around it, and to provide opportunities for UNO students and community members to learn more about Central Asia and South Asia (CASA), CAS is planning to hold its first annual CASA Celebration Week. Activities during CASA Week will include, a series of lectures and presentations on the topics concerning Central Asia-South Asia, cultural activities by UNO students, Now Roz (New Year celebration), and exhibitions. This event will also serve as “Reverse Study Abroad” event for UNO students and community members because it has been difficult to visit a number of countries in Central or South Asia.
Monday, March 13, 2017
|10:00-11:30am||South Asia Discussion (Invite Only)||MBSC Chancellor's Room|
|12:00 pm||Welcome: Ambassador of the Islamic Repblic of Afghanistan, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib||MBSC Ballroom|
|12:30-1:30pm||Lunch (Invite Only)||MBSC Nebraska Room|
|5:30-8pm||Omaha World Affairs Council (Invite Only)||TAC Centennial Room|
|5:30-7:30pm||Documentary: Kite Runner||MBSC Umoho Room|
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
|12-1pm||Lecture: Hydropolitics of Transboundary Water in CASA, An Afghan Perspective, Sher Jan Ahmadzai||MBSC Chancellor's Room|
|12-1pm||Lecture: Messaging: Islamic State and Taliban Information Operations, Michelle Black||MBSC Umoho Room|
|12-1pm||Lecture: Russia in Central Asia, Lana Obradovic||MBSC Gallery Room|
|5:30-7:30pm||Documentary: Central Asia: The Bridge Across Forever||MBSC Umoho Room|
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
|12-1pm||Lecture: The Function of Law as Legitimacy, Hope, Progress and Inertia in CASA, Tim Karstom||MBSC Chancellor's Room|
|12-1pm||Lecture: Why Should The U.S. Care About CASA? The History and Future of Conflict in the Region, Patrick McNamara||MBSC Umoho Room|
|12-1pm||Lecture: Lesssons From the Field, My Journey to Afghanistan, Robert Holbert||MBSC Gallery Room|
|5:30-7:30pm||Documentary: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told||MBSC Umoho Room|
Thursday, March 16, 2017
|10am-2pm||Get to Know CASA Fair||MBSC Nebraska Room|
|12-1pm||Lecture: The Growth of Free Speech and Media in Post 9/11 Afghanistan, Chris Allen||MBSC Chancellor's Room|
CASA Celebration Week will take place in the month of March every year since March corresponds with New Year Celebrations in Central Asia-South Asian countries. We would like to invite the UNO community, as well as Creighton, UNL, and other schools around the metro area. Activities during this week will also be open to public.
The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, will visit us for CASA Week Celebrations. We will start the week with a kickoff speech by the Afghan Ambassador on Monday March 13, 2017.
Photographs of Afghan women and children will be on display on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. Click here for more information
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