“Culture wars” and democracy in Iran: A new politics?


Friday, April 3, 2015, 1:15pm to 3:00pm


Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

Abbas MilaniThe First Annual Iranian Gala, organized by The Center of Middle Eastern Studies, the Harvard College Iranian Association, and Harvard Law School Middle East Law Students Association, presents a public talk by

Abbas Milani
Hamid & Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University and Co-Director of the Iran Democracy Project at Hoover Institution

Abbas Milani is the Director of the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, co-director of the Iran Democracy Project and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. His expertise is U.S.-Iran relations as well as Iranian cultural, political, and security issues. Milani is the author ofModernity and Its Foes in Iran (Gardon Press, 1998); The Persian Sphinx: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution (Mage, 2000); Lost Wisdom: Rethinking Persian Modernity in Iran in English (Mage 2004) and Persian (Ketob Corp. 2004); The Myth of the Great Satan(Hoover Institution Press, 2010). His latest book is The Shah (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011). Milani has also translated numerous books and articles into Persian and English. His articles have been published in journals, magazines, and newspapers including The Washington Quarterly, the Encyclopedia Iranica, the Hoover DigestIranshenasi, the Journal of the Middle East,Middle East Journal, and the New York Review of Books.

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