January 21, 2015
The 2015 Talat and Isabelle Othman lecture will feature Ali Banuazizi, Professor of Political Science at Boston College and Director of the Program in Islamic Civilization & Societies. After receiving his PhD from Yale University in 1968, he taught at Yale and the University of Southern California before joining the Boston College Faculty in 1971. Since then, he has held visiting appointments at the University of Tehran, Princeton, Harvard, and Oxford University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and M.I.T. He served as the founding editor of the journal Iranian Studies, from 1968 to 1982. He is a past President of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and the International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS), and currently Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World.
Dr. Banuazizi is the author of numerous articles on the society, culture, and politics of Iran and the Middle East, and the coauthor (with A. Ashraf) of Tabaqat-e ijtima’i, dowlat va enqelab dar Iran [Social Classes, the State and Revolution in Iran] (2008) and coeditor (with Myron Weiner) of three books on politics, religion and society in Southwest and Central Asia.
Free and open to the public. Join us for a reception with light appetizers.
Sponsored by the International House Global Voices Lecture Series and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.