Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Lecture "Academics in Washington: There's More Than One 'Real World'"by David Abramson, State Department

Wed, November 18, 2009 | Texas Governor’s Room Texas Union 3.116

5:00 PM

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present:

 Academics in Washington:

There's More Than One 'Real World' 

David Abramson

U.S. State Department 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

5:00 PM •

Texas Governor’s Room

Texas Union 3.116 

Dr. David Abramson will talk about post-academic work opportunities in policymaking, analysis, and overseas programming at the U.S.  Department of State.

Dr. David Abramson is an analyst at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research.  He recently completed a year of sabbatical leave as a Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Public Policy Scholar working on transnational trends in Islamic education and their impact on the future of Islam in Central Asia.   

Abramson received his doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from Indiana University where he specialized in community and conflict in post-Soviet Uzbekistan.  Before coming to Washington, Dr. Abramson spent four years as a postdoctoral research fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies and directed the undergraduate Development Studies major. Dr. Abramson has lectured and written on Islamic-secular tensions and the politics and culture of foreign aid in Central Asia, the role of religion in U.S. foreign policy, and the ethnography of foreign policy as constructed at the State Department.  His most recent publication is “Sacred Sites, Profane Ideologies: Religious Pilgrimage and the Uzbek State” in the 2007 Indiana University Press volume Everyday Life in Central Asia. 

For more information contact Allegra Azulay, CREEES Outreach Coordinator at 471-7782

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