Real Talk: Afghanistan Beyond Geo-politics and States

By Malak Sherif|April 7, 2022|Seminar Series|0 comments

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‘Real Talk: Afghanistan Beyond Geo-politics and States’ is the first seminar of our 2021/22 series. The session included a discussion with Dr. Ahmad Qais Munhazim, Dr. Homira May Rezai and Dr. Mariam Safi, experts in conflict, communities and marginalised populations in Afghanistan. The seminar was followed by a Q&A from attendees. 

Speakers: Dr. Ahmad Qais Munhazim, Assistant Professor of Global Studies at the Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Homira May Rezai, Chairperson of Hazara Committee in the UK and Operations Lead at MirZyme Therapeutics, and Dr. Mariam Safi, Founding Direction of the Organization for Policy, Research and Development Studies and Lecturer at the American University of Afghanistan 

Chair: Dr. Althea-Maria Rivas, Senior Lecturer, Development Studies, SOAS

Discussants: Maegan Rodricks (SOAS) and Malak Sherif (SOAS)

Below are some links and resources for more information on Hazaras and the persecution of Hazaras in Afghanistan:


Ibrahimi, N. (2017). The Hazaras and the Afghan State: Rebellion, Exclusion and the Struggle for Recognition. United States: Hurst.

Mousavi, S. A. (2018). The Hazaras of Afghanistan. (n.p.): Taylor & Francis.


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