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January 2019

Yale Lecture: Sufism in Post-Soviet Central Asia

January 29, 2019 @ 12:00 - 13:30
Yale University New Haven, CT

The Yale Program in Iranian Studies presents: "Excavating Spirituality on the Silk Road: Sufism in Post-Soviet Central Asia" By Dr. Emily Jane O'Dell, Research Scholar in Law and Islamic Law, Yale Law School While the Soviets branded Sufis as radical extremists, Central Asian Republics since the fall of the Soviet Union have reversed course, and embraced certain cultural, historical, and spiritual aspects of Sufism and local traditions as integral to national identities and state security. This talk will discuss how…

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