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Iranian Reform Discussed in UNH International Seminar

By Erika Mantz
603-862-1567
UNH News Bureau

February 27, 2002


DURHAM, N.H. Ahmad Sadri, professor and chair of the sociology department at Lake Forest College, will discuss the current reform on Iranian politics Wednesday, March 6, at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building, room 330, at the University of New Hampshire.

Sadri's seminar, "A Case Study in Trans-civilizational Imagination: Iranian Reform," is part of this year's New Hampshire International Seminar series, "Civil Society and Social Change in the Age of Globalization." The seminars are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Sadri is the author of "Max Weber's Sociology of Intellectual," and his articles have been published in English, Persian and Arabic. His recent projects include the translation and editing of a volume of essays from Persian entitled "Reason, Freedom and Democracy in Islam" and a novel from Arabic, "I Am the One Who Saw."

In addition, Sadri recently published his first book in Persian entitled "Reviving the Concept of Civilization in Social Sciences." He is also a commentator on Iran's current politics for National Public Radio as well as a participant in the reform of Iranian politics.

The New Hampshire International Seminar Series is sponsored by the UNH Center for International Education and the UNH Center for the Humanities, in association with the Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series, "Globalization and Social Movements," with support from the Yale-Maria Fund and the Class of 1957. For more information, call 603-862-2398.

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