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Modernity, the Baha'i Faith and the Question of Modern Education in Late Qajar and Early Pahlavi Iran

Guest: Soli Shahvar
Soli Shahvar was born in Iran and received his MA in Middle Eastern and African History and his BA in Political Science from Tel Aviv University. He then went on to receive his doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He is a current Director at the Ezri Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at the University of Haifa. He has published many works, including his book ‘The Forgotten Schools’: The Baha’is and Modern Education in Iran, 1899-1934. The wide range of Dr. Shahvar’s publications, research interests, and projects include foreign policy and relations, religious minorities, reformist thought, and business and entrepreneurs of Iran.



Thursday, April 9, 2015. 06:30 PM


Jordan Hall, Building 420, Room 40


Iranian Studies Program


650 724 0939


Event in English
Free and Open to the Public