Seminar on: Iran's Ethnic and Religious Minorities:
Analyzing Realities and Policy Issues, Past and Present
Friday, May 22, 2009
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bunche Hall 6275
Los Angeles, CA 90095
A seminar organized by Nikki Keddie, UCLA and Nayereh Tohidi, CSU Northridge.
Featuring: Asghar Schirazi, Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, Arash Khazeni, Claremont McKenna College, Mehrdad Amanat, Independent Scholar, Rasmus Christian Elling, University of Copenhagen
- Mehrdad Amanat, Independent Scholar
"Modernity and Religious Identity in Early Twentieth Century Iran"
- Arash Khazeni, Assistant Professor, Claremont McKenna College
"The Steppe and the Sown: The Turkmen and the Horse Trade of Nineteenth-Century Central Eurasia."
- Comment by Professor Nikki Keddie, UCLA, based on her posted article, at nikkikeddie.com, “The Minorities Question in Iran.”
- Rasmus Christian Elling, Visiting Scholar, New York University:
“Representations of ethnic identity in contemporary Iran"
- Asghar Schirazi, Visiting Scholar, Harvard
“Ethnic Conflicts in Iran”
- Nayereh Tohidi, Professor, CSUN
“Ethnic and Religious Minority Politics in Iran”
Closing Remarks: Professor Nikki Keddie, UCLA
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
For more information please contact
Amy Bruinooge, Center for Near Eastern Studies
Tel: (310) 825-1181
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Program on Central Asia, Department of History, Keddie-Balzan Fund