History Lecture Series: Iran and the Arab World - Connecting the Dots
Mon, April 29, 2013 • 3:00 PM • Student Activity Center Auditorium
Dr. Hamid Dabashi
given by Dr. Hamid Dabashi, Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University
Since the summer of 2009 in Iran, and the Spring of 2011 in the Arab world, a succession of world historic events have radically altered the geopolitics of the region. How are the rise of the Green Movement in Iran and the revolutionary momentum code-named the Arab Spring connected, and what can we learn from the structural link between these two transformative events in the Arab and Muslim world?
Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He received a dual PhD in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University.