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America and Iran, 1720-Present

Thu Nov 11 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
Event Details
Discover two centuries of entwined history, and the fraught relationships between the two nations.

Note: This is a 60-minute class running on Thursday, 11/11/2021 @ 2pm-3pm PDT. Upon completed registration, your Zoom invitation will be emailed to you 7 days prior to the start time.

Join the Iranian-born, Oxford-educated historian and author of the first book to examine the rich and fraught relations between America and Iran—once allies, now adversaries—for a rich conversation.

The complex story of the relations between America and Iran can be traced back to the Persian Empire of the eighteenth century—as an America seen by Iranians as an ideal to emulate for their own government.

Learn about the four seasons of U.S.-Iran relations: the “spring” of mutual fascination; the “summer” of early interactions; the “autumn” of close strategic ties; and the long, dark “winter” of mutual hatred.

You can buy the book here.

Cost: $21.00
Instructor: John Ghazvinian

John Ghazvinian was born in Iran and raised in London and Los Angeles. He has a doctorate in history from Oxford University. Ghazvinian’s writing has appeared in Newsweek, the Sunday Times, The New Statesman, Slate, and The Nation. He is the Executive Director of the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia.