Events and News
September 15, 2014
Pakistan and the Burden of Islam
Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room (Map/Directions)
Professor Emeritus of South Asian History
The Society of Senior Scholars at the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the South Asia Institute, and the Department of History present
a talk by Ainslie Embree, Professor Emeritus of South Asian History, on the topic of
Pakistan and the Burden of Islam.
September 15, 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Ainslie Embree taught South Asian history at Columbia from 1958 to 1991, where he was, at various times, Director of the Program in Contemporary Civilization, Director of the Southern Asian Institute, co-Chair of the Middle East Languages and Cultures and Department and Chairman, Department of Department of History, and Associate Dean of SIPA and Acting Dean. He taught in Indian for ten years and served in the American Embassy as Counselor or Cultural Affairs (1978-1980) and as Special Consultant to Ambassador Frank Wisner, 1994-95. He was Editor, of Pakistan's Westerrn Border Lands and his most recent publication is as one of the editors of the third edition of Sources of Indian Traditions, vol. 2, Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, (Columbia University Press. 2014).
Society of Senior Scholars
Department of History
South Asia Institute