The assassination of Benazir Bhutto

Colleagues and scholars reflect on Benazir Bhutto’s life and legacy, and the larger political and religious landscape in which he lived and died.

In the words of then-president of the SSRC Craig Calhoun, “The assassination of Benazir Bhutto brought one more death to a country—and a world—in which there is too much political violence. It is a personal blow to Benazir’s family and friends. But it is also a blow to democracy and the informed public discourse on which it depends.”

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