The Short-Term Society

The Short-Term Society

The Short-Term Society

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  • Tuesday, October 13, 2009 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.


Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology , Room 129

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




"The Short-Term Society: Studies in the Long-term Problems of Political and Economic Development in Iran" by Homa Katouzian, Ph.D. 

Homa Katouzian, Ph.D., is the Iran Heritage Foundation Research Fellow, St Antony’s College, and Member, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. He received all of his university education in England and has taught, as visitor or permanent staff, at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, and the University of Leeds, Kent at Canterbury, Shiraz, UCLA, UC San Diego and McMaster University. He is editor of Iranian Studies, Journal of the International Society for Iranian Studies, joint editor of the ISIS-Routledge series in Iranian Studies, and on the editorial board of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

His current research interest is in Iranian history and politics, the comparative sociology of Iranian and European history, and modern and classical Persian literature.

He has published both in English and Persian. His recent books in English are, Sadeq Hedayat: His Works and His Wondrous World (ed., 2008), Iran in the 21st Century: Politics, Economics and Conflict (co-ed. 2008), Iranian History and Politics: The Dialectic of State and Society (paperback, 2007), Sa’di, The Poet of, Life, Love and Compassion (2006), State and Society in Iran: The Eclipse of the Qajars and the Emergence of the Pahlavis (paperback, 2006), Sadeq Hedayat; The Life and Legend of an Iranian Writer (paperback, 2002), and Musaddiq and the Struggle for Power in Iran (second edition, 1999). His book on the history of Iran is due to be published by Yale University Press in 2009.

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