Feb. 22: The Jews and the Iranian Nation Building Projects of the 20th Century




Lior Sternfeld, Middle East Studies, Ben Gurion University
This event is co-sponsored by the Skirball Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies


Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 pm


Richard Ettinghausen Library
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
50 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

This talk analyzes the institutional history of the Jewish communities in Iran — and the pivotal role these institutions played in facilitating integration and other social developments. Examples of social developments include the politicizing of youth and participation in nation-building projects as envisaged by Mohammad Reza Shah (from the 1950s to the 1979 revolution).