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The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies 2009/10 Visiting Speaker ...

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies 2009/10 Visiting Speaker Seminar Series presents:********************************************************************************In Association with the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies (CPIS)Date: Wednesday, Oct. 7Speaker: Dr. Farhang Jahanpour (University of Reading)Title: “Iran at the Crossroads: Democracy or Theocracy”Chair: Leonard Lewisohn********************************************************************************In Association with the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies (CPIS)Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14Speaker: Dr. Luciano Zaccara (HF, IAIS)Title: "Iran 2009: From Ballots to Bullets"Chair: Leonard Lewisohn********************************************************************************In Association with the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies (CPIS)Date: Friday, Oct. 16Speaker: Rageh Omaar (BBC)Title: “My Travels in Iran”Chair: Michael Axworthy********************************************************************************In Association with the University of Exeter Turkish SocietyDate: Wednesday, Oct. 21Speaker: Latif Bolat (Turkish Musician)Title: “Sufi Sounds from Ancient Turkey” (Seminar & Concert)Chair: Manuela E. B. Giolfo********************************************************************************In Association with the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies (CPIS)Date: Tuesday, Oct. 27Speaker: Coleman Barks (University of Georgia, author of the best-selling translation: TheEssential Rumi)Title: The American poet reads his translations of the Persian Sufi Poet Rumi (d. 1273),accompanied by David Darling on the celloChair: Leonard Lewisohn********************************************************************************Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28Speaker:Dr Stefanos Vallianatos (Coordinator for the ALF network in Greece)Title: The Anna Lindh Foundation’s ‘Restore Trust, Rebuild Bridges’ initiative in the Israeli-Palestinian theatreChair: Gerd Nonneman********************************************************************************In Association with the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies (CPIS)Date: Wednesday, Nov. 4Speaker: Jason Elliot, Travel WriterTitle: Discussion of his book: Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran (Picador 2006)Chair: Leonard Lewisohn********************************************************************************In Association with the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies (CPIS)Date: Wednesday, Nov. 11Speaker: Dr. Mehri Holliday (Christ Church University, Canterbury)Title: "Becoming Visible in Iran"


Chair: Leonard Lewisohn********************************************************************************Date: Wednesday, Nov. 18Speaker: Dr. Jeanne Hersant-Menares (Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg)Title: “Sovereignty and governmentality: the Greek-Turkish rivalry in Western Thrace in a sociohistoricalperspective”Chair: Clemence Scalbert-Yucel********************************************************************************Date: Wednesday, Nov. 25Speaker: Dr. Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou (Former Mauritanian Minister for ForeignAffairs and Cooperation, previously Associate Director of the Harvard Program on HumanitarianPolicy and Conflict Research)Title: “Al Qaeda and the Dividends of Asymmetry”Chair: TBC********************************************************************************Date: Wednesday, Dec. 2Speaker: Dr. Najim A. Kadhim (University of Baghdad)Title: “The Other in Contemporary Arabic Literature”Chair: Manuela E. B. Giolfo********************************************************************************Date: Tuesday, Dec. 8Speaker: Prof. Jean-Pierre Filiu (Sciences Po, Paris)Title: "The Dynamics of Global Jihad"Chair: Omar Ashour********************************************************************************Date: Wednesday, Dec. 9Speaker: TBCTitle: TBCChair: TBC********************************************************************************Date: Wednesday, Dec. 16Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Fortna (SOAS)Title: “From Empire to Republic: Through the pages of Ottoman/Turkish children's readingmaterials”Chair: TBC********************************************************************************5.15 PM, Lecture Theatre 1, IAIS Building(Coffee and Tea in the Common Room from 4.45pm)All welcome.

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