Democracy and Nonviolence in Iran
Ramin Jahanbegloo, an Associate Professor and York-Noor Visiting Chair in Islamic Studies at York University in Toronto, will speak on Democracy and Nonviolence in Iran. Prof. 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.
Jahanbegloo 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 Analysed (Oxford University Press 2009), Talking Politics (Oxford University Press 2010), Civil Society and Democracy in Iran (Lexington Press, 2011) and The Gandhian Moment (Harvard University Press).
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy and the University of Georgia's Department of Sociology.
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