April 13, 2016, 7:00pm
Iran’s Place in the Modern World
Presenter: Dr. Brian Spooner, University of Pennsylvania
Location: Civic Hall, the Connector Building, Blackwood Campus, Blackwood, NJ 08012

Brian Spooner, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, will focus on how Iran became one of the states of the Modern Middle East, how it differs from the rest of the Islamic world, why it had a revolution when it did, and how the post-revolutionary regime is changing.

“Iran’s Place in the Modern World,” 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.