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02/05/09

The Iranian Revolution: Thirty Years - A Conference At Rutgers University




FEBRUARY 7- 8, 2009
Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center
100 George St. New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1412

 

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University is pleased to announce the conference "The Iranian Revolution: Thirty Years", to be held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on the weekend of 7-8th February 2009.

 

February 2009 will mark the passing of thirty years since the Iranian Revolution. This conference will aim to investigate the impact the revolution has had during the last three decades on Iranians, whether living inside Iran or in the diaspora, as well as on other nations in the Middle East and the wider Muslim world.

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2009
 

8.45 Registration and Opening Remarks

9.15-9.45 CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESS
 

Ervand Abrahamian
Baruch College, CUNY
The Islamic Republic after Thirty Years
 

9.50-11.10 RELIGION AND POLITICS: RELIGIOSITY AND THE LAW
 

Gunes Tezcur
Loyola University, Chicago
Religiosity and Political Rule in the Islamic Republic
 

Kambiz Behi
Harvard University
Iran's "New Constitutionalism"
 

Reza Akbari
Freedom House
The Role of the Guardian Council within the Iranian Government
 

11.30-12.30 RELIGION AND POLITICS: OPPOSITIONAL MOVEMENTS
 

Babak Rahimi
University of California, San Diego
Shi'a Iranian Politics after 30 Years of Revolution
 

Mehrdad Mashayekhi
Georgetown University
Transformations of the Post-Revolutionary Oppositional Political Discourse
 

1.30-3.30 CHANGES IN IRANIAN SOCIETY
 

Kevan Harris
Johns Hopkins University
State-Making, War-Making, and Welfare-Making: The Ad Hoc Consolidation of the Islamic Republic of Iran
 

Mustafa El-Labbad
East Center for Regional and Strategic Studies, Cairo
The role of Family relations in revolutionary Iran
 

Kjetil Selvik
University of Oslo
Iran's Industrial Entrepreneurs since the 1979 Revolution
 

Sina Mossayeb
Columbia University
Iran's Intellectual Drain: The Challenges of Developing an Intellectual Community under the Islamic Republic of Iran
 

Julien Pelissier
University of Toulouse
The Impact of the Revolution on Iran's Finance Industry
 

3.50-4.45 WOMEN IN POST-REVOLUTIONARY IRAN
 

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet
University of Pennsylvania
Civil Liberties, Civic Wombs:  Women and Maternalism in the Islamic Republic
 

Hamideh Sedghi
Harvard University
Cyber-feminism and the Politics of Resistance in Iran: The One Million Signatures Campaign
 

4.50-5.45 LITERATURE IN POST-REVOLUTIONARY IRAN
 

Marek Smurzynski
Jagiellonian University, Cracow
Pain as a rule of the social order in Abu Torab Khosravi's Rud-e ravi
 

A. Korangy Isfahani
University of Virginia
What does Da'i Jan Napelon mean now?
 

5.45-6.15 DAY ONE CLOSING LECTURE
 

Fatemeh Keshavarz
Washington University in St Louis
Women Shaping Literature and Art: A Glimpse of Post-Revolutionary Iran
 

7.00 CONFERENCE DINNER
Advance tickets only
 

8.30 HAALE IN CONCERT
Ticketed event, available at the door, Trayes Hall
or purchased in advance
$10 general admission/ $5 with student ID
 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2009
 

9.00-12.00 SPECIAL FACULTY WORKSHOP SESSION: RESEARCH AND TEACHING ABOUT THE REVOLUTION
 

Ali Banuazizi
Boston College
Interpreting the Iranian Revolution Three Decades Later
 

Mark Gould
Haverford College
Theorizing the revolution
 

Janet Bauer
Trinity College
Imagining the Masses: The Lived Consequences of Misreading the Iranian Revolution
 

Peter Chelkowski
New York University
Art at the Service of the Revolution
 

1.00-2.45 INTERNATIONAL ISSUES
 

Trita Parsi
National Iranian-American Council
Iran's Post-Revolution Foreign Policy - Continuity or Change?
 

George Sanikidze
Tbilisi State University
Iran and the South Caucasus
 

Radwan Ziadeh
Harvard University
The Syrian - Iranian Relationship after the Revolution
 

Rasmus Elling
University of Copenhagen
Khomeini's views on nationality and authenticity
 

2.50-3.30 CLOSING LECTURE
Mehdi Bozorgmehr
City College, CUNY
Iranians in Amrika

 

ADMISSION TO THE PANELS IS FREE.

 

This conference is made possible by a UISFL grant from the US Dept of Education.

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