|May 24, 2000|
Iran expert Shaul Bakhash to deliver Frederic Miller Lecture in Honor of Anwar Sadat
Shaul Bakhash, professor of history at George Mason University and an authority on modern Iran, will deliver a talk titled "Iran: John Locke and Liberalism in an Islamic Republic" on Wednesday, May 24, at 8 p.m. in Union College's Memorial Chapel.
The lecture, part of the Frederic E. Miller Lecture Series in Honor of Anwar Sadat, is free and open to the public.
Bakhash specializes in Iran, modern Middle East and modern Islamic political thought.
He is author of Iran: Monarchy, Bureaucracy and Reform Under the Oajars, 1858-1896, The Politics of Oil and Revolution in Iran and Reign of the Ayotollahs: Iran and the Islamic Revolution.
He frequently writes for The New York Review of Books. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the New Republic.
He worked for many years as a journalist in Iran, writing for Tehran-based Kayhan Newspapers as well as the London Times, Financial Times and The Economist.
He taught at Princeton University, and has been a Guggenheim Fellow. He has been awarded fellowships at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the National Humanities Center.
His current research deals with Islam and political sensibility.