Introduction

Feb. 22: The Jews and the Iranian Nation Building Projects of the 20th Century

Feb. 22: The Jews and the Iranian Nation Building Projects of the 20th Century

Lecture

The Jews and the Iranian Nation Building Projects of the 20th Century

Iranian Studies Initiative @NYU

Lecturer

Lior Sternfeld, Middle East Studies, Ben Gurion University

This event is co-sponsored by the Skirball Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies

When

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Where

Richard Ettinghausen Library
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
50 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

This talk analyzes the institutional history of the Jewish communities in Iran — and the pivotal role these institutions played in facilitating integration and other social developments. Examples of social developments include the politicizing of youth and participation in nation-building projects as envisaged by Mohammad Reza Shah (from the 1950s to the 1979 revolution).