College of Education and Educational Technology and Asian Studies To Host Journalist Mould

Posted on 3/27/2017 11:30:01 AM

Aya Muchtar, Communications Media, and the Asian Studies Program are hosting David Mould, professor emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University, on April 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building in Room 225. All are welcome.

David Mould

Mould, originally from the United Kingdom, worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the United States in 1978. Mould has conducted training workshops for international and US government agencies and contractors, including UNICEF, UNESCO, USAID, IREX, USIS, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, and Open Society Institute in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Malawi, and other countries. Mould is well-traveled, having been to more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Cover of "Postcards from Stanland" In his latest book, Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia, Mould described the area and culture of Central Asian countries like no other author has ever been able to. Mould’s offbeat memoir takes you to a remote, diverse, and strategically vital region—from the former Soviet republics of Central Asia across the vast steppe and mountain ranges to fabled Silk Road cities, the Soviet rust belt, and the futuristic architecture of Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital. The book describes his first-hand experiences when he met teachers, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, journalists, cab drivers, and market sellers to learn about their history, culture, and struggle to survive in the post-Soviet era.  

Postcards from Stanland is strongest when it discusses the subtleties of national and ethnic identity and the way the past affects the present.”
The Asian Review of Books

Please join us for this interesting talk with David Mould. Attendance vouchers will be available. 

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