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.
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.
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.
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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