April 20, 2016, 7:00pm
A Contradiction in Terms? Women, Politics, and Revolution in Iran
Presenter: Dr. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, University of Pennsyvania
Location: Civic Hall, the Connector Building, Blackwood Campus, Blackwood, NJ 08012

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Professor of History University of Pennsylvania
Revolution, war and politics have transformed the ways in which Iranian women have grappled with questions of empowerment, inclusion and identity.  Through a discussion of popular culture in post-revolutionary Iran, this talk will address the seeming contradictions and challenges in the lives of contemporary Iranian women.

A Contradiction in Terms?: Women, Politics, and Revolution in Iran,” is a part of a lecture series called Iran, The Middle East and ISIS, that addresses the continuing crisis in the Middle East by explaining its historical origins and examining regional attitudes of the United States, as well as focusing on the challenges posed by Iran and the terrorist group ISIS. Visiting scholars will evaluate potential threats to America and the world along with considering prospects for the future. Because of the rapidly changing conditions in the Middle East the lecture topics are subject to change.

All Six lectures are free and open to the public and will be on the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College. For more information on the lecture series click here.

The event was organized in partnership with the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility (CCLR) at Camden County College. CCLR focuses on the needs and interests of educators and the community at large. Its goal is to create an informed citizenry through exploration of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and issues critical to a democratic society. Citizens have the opportunity to meet scholars, scientists, government officials and business leaders to explore historical and current issues and discuss societal problems and their solutions. Learn more about CCLR here.

This event is sponsored by the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania.