The 2013 Winter Lecture Series: Understanding Iran


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The 2013 Winter Lecture Series will focus on Understanding Iran.

Each two-hour session begins at 7:00 p.m. with the first hour featuring a presentation by our guest lecturer, followed by refreshment break and a half hour of questions and dialogue. On the seventh and final evening, the series will be capped off by a 6:00 p.m. dinner and a panel discussion at 7:00 p.m. The lectures are free and open to the public, and supported by a grant from the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Please join us for all seven of these informative, thought-provoking sessions. Additional parking is available in the Pius X parking lot across Eldon Drive west of the church.

For more information contact the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, 402-483-2213; Dick Dienstbier 402-489-7545, (rdien[at]neb[dot]rr[dot]com; or Bob Stoddard, 402-464-9419, bob[dot]stoddard[at]windstream[dot]net.

All sessions are open to the public and free of charge. The Series starts on Sunday January 20 and continues on successive Sundays (except for Super-bowl Sunday, February 3) ending on March 10. The lectures will be held in the Unitarian Church. Each one-hour lecture starts at 7PM. After a 20-minute refreshment break, the audience is invited back to engage the speaker in a Q&A session that may last until 9PM. The lectures are free and open to the public. The series concludes with a theme-based dinner and a panel discussion.

January 20: Magi & Kings: Iranians in World History, by Professor Touraj Daryaee of the University of California, Irvine

January 27: Evolving Iran: The Theocracy Deals with the 21st Century, by Professor Barbara Flanagan of Central Washing University

February 3: No lecture

February 10: Iranian Literature and Culture, by Professor Franklin Lewis of the University of Chicago

February 17: Iran Before and After the Arab Spring, by Professor Mahmood Monshipouri of San Francisco State University

February 24: Religion & Politics in Iran & Turkey: A Comparative Perspective, by Professor Ramazan Kilinc of the University of Nebraska at Omaha

March 3: Dinner with Iranian Cuisine. Dinner at 6:00 PM followed by a Panel Discussion by Iranian people and local scholars of the region. You must register in advance. Sign-up sheets for the dinner will be available at the lectures.

Note: In case of inclement weather, cancellations will appear on the church web site and announced on KOLN-TV (channel 10/11) and KFOR radio (1420 AM).

This program is funded in part by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

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View the 2011 Winter Lecture Series on Russia and the Post-Soviet States

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