British-Pakistani writer, journalist, and filmmaker Tariq Ali delivered the Twelfth Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture at Hampshire College on November 17, 2009. The lecture, at 4 p.m. in the Robert Crown Center, was open to the public and free of charge.
Ali's lecture was titled "Obama's Afghan-Pak Syndrome." With spillage from the war in Afghanistan destabilizing neighboring Pakistan, Ali argued that an immediate exit strategy is vital both for the region and for the United States.
The annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture honors the teaching, scholarship, and activism of the late Eqbal Ahmad, who was a longtime Hampshire College professor. Professor Ahmad's faculty colleagues, former students, family, and friends from around the globe have joined together to make this lecture series a continuing celebration of his life and work. Previous Eqbal Ahmad Lecturers include Kofi Annan, Edward Said, Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, and Seymour Hersh.
For further information, contact Jackie Jeffery at 413-559-5379, or jmjDO@hampshire.edu.