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Event at Stanford: Howard Baskerville: American Martyr to Democracy in Iran

Sponsor: Iranian Studies Program at Stanford

 Scott Harrop
Scott Harrop

Guest: Scott Harrop

Scott Harrop is currently a Lecturer in the University of Virginia’s Department of Middle East and South Asian Languages & Culture. His interests include how revolutionary movements, from America to Iran and across the Middle East, have pursued international legitimacy. Harrop’s article publication topics range from Mohammad Khatami to Thomas Jefferson to Howard Baskerville, and past and pending publication venues include The Middle East Institute (Washington), Middle East Insight, Silk Road, the Journal for Iranian Research and Analysis, The Iranian Journal of International Affairs, Iranian Studies, and most recently, The Iranian Review of Foreign Affairs. His travels to Iran date to January 1991, in part as a contributor to “The Iranians: Persian, Islam and the Soul of a Nation.” Honors received include being a "Peace Scholar" with the United States Institute of Peace and a "Jefferson Fellow" at Monticello's International Center for Jefferson Studies.

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2011. 6:30 PM. -- Approximate duration of 1.5 hour(s).
Where: Stanford University - Lane History Corner, Building 200, Room 305 (Map)
Audience: Faculty/Staff, Alumni/Friends, General Public, Students Members
Admission: Free and open to the public

Related Article:
An American Hero in Iran

On a windswept plateau near the foothills of the Sahand Mountains in northern Iran stands the grave of a martyr.

Howard Baskerville

Set in a small walled courtyard amid apricot and almond trees, the grave is a plain stone sarcophagus carved with the martyr's name - Howard Baskerville, a member of Princeton's Class of 1907 - and the dates of his birth (April 13, 1885) and death (April 20, 1909). A hundred years ago, the site, in the city of Tabriz, was a cemetery and hospital grounds for Presbyterian missionaries. Whoever once carefully tended to Howard Baskerville's grave, and his alone, with fresh flowers, no longer does so. The Armenian man who lives in the adjoining house built the wall in part to discourage pilgrims, but Tabrizis still can direct a visitor to the site. (read more)

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