Democracy and the Idea of Nonviolence in Contemporary Iranian Politics
A lecture discussing two new books by Ramin Jahanbegloo: The Gandhian Moment (Harvard University Press, 2013); and Democracy in Iran (Palgrave, 2013). Part of the Bilingual Lecture Series.
Ramin Jahanbegloo has been a researcher at the French Institute for Iranian Studies and a fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. He is also a member of the advisory board of PEN Canada. He has won the Peace Prize from the United Nations Association in Spain (2009) for his extensive academic works in promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy for non-violence. Among his 20 books in English, French and Persian are Beyond Violence (Har-Anand 2008), India Analyzed (Oxford University Press 2009), Talking Politics (Oxford University Press 2010), Civil Society and Democracy in Iran (Lexington Press, 2011), Democracy in Iran (Palgrave, 2013), and The Gandhian Moment (Harvard University Press, 2013).