April 6, 2016, 7:00pm
Ancient Persia in Modern Iran: Nationalism, Nation-Building, and National Identity
Presenter: Dr. Mahyar Entezari, University of Pennsylvania
Location: Civic Hall, the Connector Building, Blackwood Campus, Blackwood, NJ 08012

Mahyar Entezari, Lecturer and Coordinator of the Persian Language Program, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Pennsylvania, will examine the role that the historical memory of pre-Islamic Persia has played in Iranian politics and society from the late nineteen to the early twenty-first century.

Ancient Persia in Modern Iran: Nationalism, Nation-Building, and National Identity,” 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.