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REZA BARAHENI

The Poetics of Passage: Bridging the Gap or Filling in the Precipice?

Jan 13 2011 - 18:30
Reza Baraheni, the author of more than sixty books of poetry, fiction, literary theory and criticism, currently teaches at the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto.Winner of the prestigious Scholars-at-Risk-Program Award of the University of Toronto and Massey College, Baraheni has taught in the University of Tehran, Iran, University of Texas in Austin, Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the University of Toronto and York University. He has also been Fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, Britain, ...
ALI DEHBASHI

Literary Trends in Contemporary Iran

Oct 8 2010 - 18:30
Guest: Ali Dehbashi (Editor of Bukhara Magazine: A Persian Review of Culture, Art and Iranology) Ali Dehbashi has been the editor-in-chief of Bukhara since 1999, a periodical focusing on Iranian and world cultures and literatures. He has authored several books and edited over seventy volumes on Iranian history and literature. He has allocated special issues of Bukhara to world thinkers such as Rabindranath Tagore, Gunter Grass, Osip Mandelstam, Umberto Eco, Hannah Arendt, and Virginia Woolf. As the curator of Nights of Bukhara, a highly acclaimed lecture series in Tehran, Dehbashi has hosted ...
Roger Cohen

Theocracy's Limits: Iran at the Precipice of its Contradictions

Mar 9 2010 - 18:00
Roger Cohen joined The New York Times in 1990. He was a foreign correspondent for more than a decade before becoming acting Foreign Editor on September 11, 2001, and Foreign Editor six months later. Since 2004 he has written a column for the Times-owned International Herald Tribune, first for the news pages and then, since 2007, for the Op-Ed page. In 2009 he was named a columnist of The New York Times. Mr. Cohen has written "Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo" (Random House, 1998), an account of the wars of Yugoslavia's destruction, and "Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the ...
SHAHZAD BASHIR

Persian in Pakistan: Many Dimensions of a Cultural Relationship

Feb 23 2010 - 18:00
Shahzad Bashir, Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University Shahzad Bashir specializes in Islamic Studies with primary interests in Sufism, Shi'ism, and the intellectual and social history of Persianate Islamic societies (Iran and Central and Southern Asia). He is the author of Messianic Hopes and Mystical Visions: The Nurbakhshiya Between Medieval and Modern Islam, and Fazlallah Astarabadi and the Hurufis. He has recently finished a book project entitled Bodies of God's Friends: Sufis in Persianate Islamic Societies, and ...
Paul Rivlin

The Social Contract in Iran

Jan 26 2010 - 18:30
Paul Rivlin is an economist and senior research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle East and African Studies at Tel Aviv University. He studied at Cambridge, London and Harvard Universities and is the author of four books: The Dynamics of Economic Policy Making in Egypt; The Israeli Economy; Economic Policy and Performance in the Arab World, and Arab Economies in the Twenty First Century as well as monographs, papers, reports and contributions to books on economic development in the Middle East, international energy markets, defense and trade economics. He has taught ...
Nazila Fathi

Covering Tehran, A Journalist's Perspective

Jan 19 2010 - 18:00
Nazila Fathi, New York Times reporter who was in Iran at the time of the June 2009 election.
 Farhad Daftary

The Ismailis of the Iranian World: History and Intellectual Contributions

Oct 8 2009 - 18:00
 Farhad Daftary has been affiliated since 1988 to The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, where he is currently Co-Director and Head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in the US from 1958-71, receiving his doctorate in 1971 from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a consulting-editor of Encyclopaedia Iranica, co-editor of Encyclopaedia Islamica, as well as general editor of “Ismaili Heritage Series” and “Ismaili Texts and Translations Series”. An authority on Ismaili history, Dr. Daftary is the author of ...
Roger Cohen

Messianic Pragmatists: The Riddle of Iran

Apr 30 2009 - 18:30
Roger Cohen joined The New York Times in 1990. He was a foreign correspondent for more than a decade before becoming acting Foreign Editor on September 11, 2001, and Foreign Editor six months later. Since 2004 he has written a column for the Times-owned International Herald Tribune, first for the news pages and then, since 2007, for the Op-Ed page. In 2009 he was named a columnist of The New York Times. Mr. Cohen has written "Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo" (Random House, 1998), an account of the wars of Yugoslavia's destruction, and "Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the ...

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