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The Pamir Highway: The World's Greatest Road Trip with Dr. Nina Wieda

The Pamir Highway: The World's Greatest Road Trip with Dr. Nina Wieda


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A part of the ancient Silk Road trade route, the Pamir Highway takes you close to the sky while weaving between soaring mountains and sprawling deserts. One of the world's most celebrated road trips, the Pamir Highway takes you from ancient cities whose glory traveled throughout the medieval world when Paris was but a little town to cozy tents of 21st-century nomads where you can spend the night and get a hearty meal. Learn about the Pamir Highway, the things that you can see along the way, and get some ideas for planning a trip there. 

Led by an expert on Eurasian history and populations, Nina Wieda, this lecture will introduce you to the Pamir Highway - one of the world's most celebrated road trips through the mountains of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of this region of Eurasia and fresh ideas for a potential journey off the beaten track.

Nina Wieda-Tyurina is a native of the Caucasus living in Chicago, USA. She holds a Ph.D. in Slavic from Northwestern University and an MA in Nationalism Studies from Central European University. Nina also has experience in journalism, advertising, and consumer research – her writing has been published in three languages. She wrote her Master's thesis about the Northern Caucasus region. Dr. Wieda currently teaches at Northwestern University near Chicago.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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M.F. (Milton, US)

Excellent, knowledgeable portrayal of a fascinating area. Up to Dr. Wieda’s customary high standards both visually and informationally.

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P.R. (Montreal, CA)
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Another highway to Central Asia which is amazing

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M.F. (Milton, US)

Excellent, knowledgeable portrayal of a fascinating area. Up to Dr. Wieda’s customary high standards both visually and informationally.

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P.R. (Montreal, CA)
Dreams

Another highway to Central Asia which is amazing