The Anthony Hyman Memorial Lecture has become an established annual event at SOAS; bringing together those with an interest in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia and providing an opportunity for leading scholars, opinion formers and policy makers to reflect on issues of topical interest.
The continuing success of the Anthony Hyman memorial lectures is a testament to the impact which Anthony had on thinking about Afghanistan and the affection in which he was held by his many friends and associates. Anthony, a SOAS graduate, was expert on Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Central Asia, and a commentator for the BBC World Service for more than twenty years, Anthony was a linguist, historian, bibliophile, art lover and traveller.
Previous speakers include Mr M. Masoom Stanekzai (former Minister of Communication, Government of Afghanistan), Nancy Hatch Dupree and Jonathan Steele (Author/ International affairs columnist). Podcasts are permanently archived on the Centre website and freely available to all.
The SOAS Centre for Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus is committed to make the Anthony Hyman Memorial Lecture a major event in its calendar and we hope that you will be able to work with us to establish an institution of real value in memory of a remarkable man. In order to make this possible the Centre has established an Anthony Hyman memorial fund to cover the costs of the lecture. The uses of this fund are decided by a panel comprising David Page (a family friend), the current Chair of the Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus and Jane Savory (Manager, Centres & Programmes).
All support for this lecture will be gratefully received. All donations of whatever size will be very much appreciated.