War on High – Mountains as Midwives of Conflict

Mountains are the hardest places to conquer;  no conventional force has ever militarily defeated a defending highland population.  The attacker faces topographic as well as psychological barriers to victory. This talk will explore how the terrain and alienation of remote populations complicated conflicts in Kashmir, Afghanistan and Nepal.

Presented by Ms Judith Matloff, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

 

26 April 2017

Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD [Nearest Underground Stations Euston Square or Warren Street]

Lecture starts at 1.15pm and ends around 2.30pm. A sandwich lunch is available from 12.30pm and must be booked via the office by 2.30pm the day before.

Tickets: Free. Members and their guests only.

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Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD [Nearest Underground Stations Euston Square or Warren Street]

Lecture starts at 1.15pm and ends around 2.30pm. A sandwich lunch is available from 12.30pm and must be booked via the office by 2.30pm the day before.

Tickets: Free: Members and their guests only.

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