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Scholar of Iranian history and politics to speak, Feb. 12

David Menashri, senior research fellow at Tel Aviv University's Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies, will present a lecture titled "Iran and Israel: A Couple at Odds" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 1 Robertson Hall.

His research and teachings focus on the social and political history of modern Iran, education and modernization in the Middle East, Islamic radicalism, Shi'i political thought and Persian Gulf and Central Asian affairs. He has been a visiting Fulbright scholar at Princeton and is the author of numerous books and papers on Iranian politics, including "Post-Revolutionary Politics in Iran: Religion, Society and Power" (2001).

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , the Program in Jewish Studies , the Center for Jewish Life and the Program in Near Eastern Studies .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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