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September 28th, 2022 - General Meeting

  • 28-Sep-2022
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sufi Restaurant - San Diego


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The Political Elite of the Islamic Republic

Speaker: Dr. Mehrzad Boroujerdi 

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Time: 6:00 - 6:30 PM (Socializing / Networking)

7:00- 9:00 PM (The Main Program)

Location: Sufi Mediterranean restaurant located at  5915 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92111

Language: Persian 

Summary: In his presentation, Dr. Boroujerdi will share data from his unique database of over 2,500 members of the political elite in post-revolutionary Iran. This data is essential to understating the nature of the political system established after the 1979 Revolution. Some of the data has been shared in his book “Post revolutionary Iran: A Political Handbook” (Syracuse University Press, 2018). 

Dr. Mehrzad Boroujerdi is Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Previously he was Professor of Government and International Affairs and Director of the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, and before that professor of political science at Syracuse University. 

He is the author or co-author of four books: Post-revolutionary Iran: A Political Handbook, published in 2018; Mirror for the Muslim Prince: Islam and Theory of Statecraft, published in 2013; Tarashidam, Parastidam, Shikastam: Guftarhay-i dar Siyasat va Huvyiyat-i Irani (I Carved, Worshiped and Shattered: Essays on Iranian Politics and Identity), published in 2010; and Iranian Intellectuals and the West: Tormented Triumph of Nativism, published in 1996.

For more information about Dr. Boroujerdi please check Here.

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