The Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI) of the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a summer school on History, Identity and Religion in Contemporary Central Eurasia to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 04.07.2011-15.07.2011
Women have traditionally played a vital part in Islam throughout Central Asia – the vast area from the Caspian Sea to Siberia. With this ground-breaking and original study, Razia Sultanova examines the experiences of Muslim women in the region and the ways in which religion has shaped their daily lives and continues to do so today. >From Shamanism to Sufism explores the fundamental interplay between religious belief and the cultural heritage of music and dance, and is the first book to focus particularly on the role of women.
Tajikistan, January 25, 2011 – Necia Quast, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, visited Chashmasor Village in the Faizobod District to officially handover a newly rehabilitated community water system. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the work through its Tajikistan Safe Drinking Water Project. The ceremony featured songs by local children and statements of appreciation by community leaders. The new water system will provide a reliable supply of safe, clean drinking water to 590 local inhabitants in the Village of Chashmasor.
On January 25, U.S. Embassy Senior Law Enforcement Advisor Dennis T. Cosgrove, and U.S. Training Manager James Kelly participated in a handover ceremony at the Ministry of Internal Affairs Academy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, donating medical equipment and supplies to the Academy’s Medical Unit.