Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Iran :
Realities and Policy Issues, Past and Present
Friday, May 22, 2009, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bunche Hall 6275, UCLA, Los Angeles , CA 90095 , US
Panel One: Chaired by Janet Afary, UCLA
Mehrdad Amanat, Independent Scholar
"Modernity and Religious Identity in Early Twentieth Century Iran "
Arash Khazeni, Assistant Professor, Claremont McKenna College
"The Steppe and the Sown: The Turkmen and the Horse Trade of Nineteenth-Century Central Eurasia ."
Comment by Professor Nikki Keddie, UCLA, based on her posted article, at nikkikeddie.com, “The Minorities Question in Iran”
Panel Two: Chaired by Afshin Matin-Asgari, CSULA
Rasmus Christian Elling, Visiting Scholar, New York University :
“Representations of ethnic identity in contemporary Iran "
Asghar Schirazi, Visiting Scholar, Harvard
“Ethnic Conflicts in Iran”
Nayereh Tohidi, Professor, CSUN
“Ethnic and Religious Minority Politics in Iran”
Closing Remarks: Professor Nikki Keddie, UCLA
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Central Asia Initiative, Department of History, the CNES
Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran , and
the Keddie-Balzan Fund