Professor David Menashri on Iran

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Title: Professor David Menashri on Iran
Author: Menashri, David
Abstract: Professor Menashri, President of the Academic Center of Law and Business at Ramat Gan, discussed a range of security issues regarding Iran.
Description: Presented on January 31, 2012 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm in the Howey Physics Building Room S204 on the Georgia Tech campus. Professor David Menashri is the current President of the Academic Center of Law and Business in Ramat Gan (CLB). Menashri was the Founding-Director of the Center for Iranian Studies, Incumbent of the Parviz and Pouran Nazarian Chair for Modern Iranian Studies and African Studies and Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern and African History. Between 2006 and 2010 he served as the Dean of the School of Overseas Students at Tel Aviv University. Last academic year, while on Sabbatical, he was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Yale Institute for Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism and Senior Academic Member at St. Antony's College at Oxford and later a Visiting Professor at Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz). Prof. Menashri’s main field of academic research is history and politics of modern Iran, Central Asia and history of education in the Muslim world. He has been a visiting Fulbright scholar at Princeton and Cornell University and, among others, a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago, Yale, Oxford, Melbourne University, the University of Munich, Waseda (Tokyo) and Monash University (Melbourne). In the late 1970s he spent two years conducting research and field studies in Iranian universities on the eve of the Islamic Revolution. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards in Israel and abroad, including grants from Ford Foundation, Fulbright Foundation and Ben Gurion Foundation. In addition to his academic work, David Menashri has been a frequent commentator and resource, both for print and electronic media, in Israel and other countries. In addition to his academic work, he is involved in numerous NGOs, in Israel and abroad. He is Board Member of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East. Prof. Menashri served as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Sepharadic Education Fund in Israel (ISEF) in Israel (1996-2006). He is also heading several organizations active in supporting students (such as the Maccabee Foundation in New York) and helping absorption of new immigrants (such as Operation Queen Esther). Menashri’s most recent publication is the edited volume (together with Liora Hendelman-Baavur), Iran: Anatomy of Revolution (2009, Hebrew). His other publications include: Post-Revolutionary Politics in Iran: Religion, Society and Power; Iran after Khomeini: Revolutionary Ideology versus National Interests (Hebrew); Revolution at A Crossroads: Iran's Domestic Challenges and Regional Ambitions; Iran: Between Islam and the West (Hebrew); Education and the Making of Modern Iran; Iran: A Decade of War and Revolution; Iran in Revolution (Hebrew). He is also the editor of: Religion and State in the Middle East (Hebrew); Central Asia Meets the Middle East; Islamic Fundamentalism: A Challenge to Regional Stability (Hebrew); and The Iranian Revolution and the Muslim World. He is the author of numerous articles on Iran and the Middle East. Between 1978 and 1999 he wrote all the 22 annual chapters on Iran in the Moshe Dayan’s yearly The Middle East Contemporary Survey. From 1994 he wrote the annual surveys on Iran in the Anti-Semitism Worldwide, published by Tel Aviv University’s Project for the Study of Anti-Semitism. Runtime: 74:08 minutes.
Type: Lecture
Date: 2012-01-31
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology. School of International Affairs
Academic Center of Law & Business (Ramat-Gan, Israel)
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Iran
Arab Spring
Islamic revolution
Middle East politics
Iran after Khomeini

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