UGA law school speaker to address democracy and nonviolence in Iran

March 25, 2014

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Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law's Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy will host Middle Eastern scholar Ramin Jahanbegloo, who will speak on democracy and nonviolence in Iran, on April 14 at 3:30 p.m. in Classroom A (120) of Hirsch Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Jahanbegloo is an associate professor and the holder of the York-Noor Visiting Chair in Islamic Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. Previously he served as a researcher at the French Institute for Iranian Studies and as a fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.

In 2009, Jahanbegloo won the Peace Prize from the United Nations Association in Spain for his extensive academic work promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy for nonviolence. Among his 20 books in English, French and Persian are: "India Analysed" (Oxford University Press), "Talking Politics" (Oxford University Press) and "Civil Society and Democracy in Iran" (Lexington Press). His most recent volume on nonviolence is "The Gandhian Moment" (Harvard University Press).

This lecture is co-sponsored by UGA's department of sociology. For more information, contact Laura Kagel at 706-542-5141 or

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