The Center for Afghanistan Studies

The Center for Afghanistan Studies serves as the only institutional base in the United States specifically and exclusively concerned with Afghan affairs. As such, it has unique resources to function in the following areas: research concerning Afghan culture and education; collecting, classifying and writing of materials on Afghanistan; disseminating information on Afghanistan to other institutions; providing language and cross-cultural training; for those serving or slated to work in Afghanistan; language translations; and providing consultation and expert advice on matters related to Afghanistan.

The Center assisted in establishing the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection at the Criss Library. This collection is what many consider to be the finest collection of Afghan primary and secondary materials in North America.

The Center serves as a base for teacher, literary, and basic skills vocational education projects in Afghanistan with funding from the United States Department of State, Department of Defense and other donors. For additional information, contact Raheem Yaseer by telephoning 402-554-2376, by writing to him at Arts & Sciences Hall 220, via email at or via fax 402-554-3681.