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Iran and the Geopolitics of the Middle East

Date : Sat., October 27, 2012 to Sun., October 28, 2012 Category : Butcher History Institute

The 17th largest country in the world, the Islamic Republic of Iran commands attention not just because of its burgeoning nuclear program but because of its many roles in world affairs — as the most important state sponsor of terrorism, as leader of the “rejectionist front” vis-á-vis the Israel-Palestine conflict, as the inspiration for radical Islam elsewhere in the Muslim world. There is also the matter of its suppression of the Green Movement in 2009 and ever since. In this intensive weekend-long conference for high school teachers, we looked at Iran in its larger historical, cultural, and geopolitical context, with lectures by the best scholars in the country. Teachers completed the weekend with a much deeper appreciation and understanding of the country and its role in the world.

A full compilation of the videos from this riveting History Institute can be found here.

 

Topics and Speakers

What Every American Needs to Know about Iran

Amin Tarzi

Director of Middle East Studies, Marine Corps University

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What Every American Needs to Know about Iran

Themes and Issues in Iranian History

Farhad Kazemi

Professor of Politics and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

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Themes and Issues in Iranian History

Shi‘ism and the Islamic Republic of Iran

Associate Professor of History, Creighton University

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Shiism: What Students Need to Know

Sunni Islam: What Students Need to Know

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Shi‘ism and the Islamic Republic of Iran

Human Rights: From Cyrus the Great to the Green Revolution

David Crist

Senior Historian for the U.S. Government

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The Secret History of America’s Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran

The Changing Role of Women in Iran

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Keynote: A Book Talk by Roya Hakakian on Assassins of the Turquoise Palace

10/27/2012 - 7:00 PM
Roya Hakakian

Author and Poet

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The Verdict on Mykonos – and the Future of Iran

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BookTalk on Assassins of the Turquoise Palace

The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Islamism

Sohrab Ahmari

Assistant Books Editor at the Wall Street Journal

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The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Islamism

Understanding Stuxnet and Other Covert Responses to the Iranian Nuclear Program

Lawrence Husick

Co-Chair, FPRI Center for the Study of Terrorism

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Understanding Stuxnet and Other Covert Responses to the Iranian Nuclear Program

The U.S., Iran, and the Middle East in Geopolitical Perspective

Michael S. Doran

Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

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The U.S., Iran, and the Middle East in Geopolitical Perspective

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