The role of non-Muslim communities in the development of modern education in Iran (7pm - 8:30pm) - Music Performance (8:45pm - 9:30pm)

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 6pm - 9:30pm

Location: Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine (5911 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92111‎ (858) 278-7770)

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About this Talk: 
"The emergence of modern schools around the turn of the 20th century faced much opposition from the traditionalist clerics who had a vested interest in the archaic and declining maktab system. The Jews whose rabbis had less influence in opposing the new schools and the Baha'is who had a modernist outlook and no clerics, established the leading prototypes of the modern school in a critical period of Iran's nascent modernity". 

About the Speaker:
Mehrdad Amanat is an independent scholar and holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Los Angeles. His most recent publication is Jewish Identities in Iran: Resistance and Conversion to Islam and the Baha’i Faith (Tauris Academic Studies, 2011). He is a regular contributor to Encyclopedia Iranica.

Music Performance:


Agenda:
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm - Dinner and Networking (Dinner will not be served after 6:45pm)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Lecture and Q&A
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm - Break
8:45 pm - 9:30 pm - music performance (Vocalist Dr. Kourosh Khamooshian)

Category:
Education - Lecture

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