A lecture by Kenji Kuroda, UCLA
Since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in Iran, Shiite clerics have played an important political role in the state, government and society. This unprecedented phenomenon also influenced the religious academia, as it were Howze-ye `Elmiye, since the early post-revolutionary period because the religious establishment became an institution of the reproduction not only of the religious elites but also of political elites. In his lecture, Kenji Kuroda attempts to describe the transformation of the religious academia after the Iranian revolution and explores state control over the religious academia as a stabilization of the state ruling over the nation.
Dr. Kenji KURODA, scientific researcher in Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies at Kyoto University, also special researcher in Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University, received his Ph D. in Area Studies in 2011 from the Kyoto University. He was research fellow of Japan Society of Promotion of Science from 2008-2011. As his recent work, there is KURODA, Kenji. 2010. “A consideration of state control of the jurisprudence academia under Khamenei's leadership: an analysis based on the institutions in the madrasa complex of Qom” Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies 26(1): 75-97 (in Japanese).
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
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