Thesigers Appoints Advisory Board for Taliban Sources Project

LONDON, 21 March 2012: Thesigers is pleased to announce the appointment of an Advisory Board for the Taliban Sources Project. The Taliban Sources Project is a multi-threaded initiative to ensure the survival and public accessibility of a unique collection or original Taliban documents. The project will require specialist knowledge from several domains, and will make an influential contribution to multiple potential beneficiary communities. The Advisory Board will assist and advise the project team as it moves forward.

Mariam Abou-Zahab is a Lecturer at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris.

James Caron is Lecturer in South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Steve Coll is a Pulitzer Prize winning author, a staff writer at the New Yorker magazine, and President of the New America Foundation.  

Faisal Devji is Reader in Indian History at St. Antony's College, Oxford University.

Gilles Dorronsoro is Professor at the Sorbonne, Paris.

Michael Dwyer is Managing Director of C. Hurst & Co. Publishers.

Vanda Felbab-Brown is a Fellow, Foreign Policy, 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Ali Jalali is Distinguished Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Anatol Lieven is an author and Professor in the Dept. of War Studies, King’s College London.

Francesc Vendrell was former Special Representative of the European Union for Afghanistan,2002-2008; and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Special Mission for Afghanistan, 2000-2001.

Susan Whitfield is Curator and Head of the International Dunhuang Project at The British Library.  

Royce Wiles is Head Librarian of the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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