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October 2, 2010

The Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy (NID) and Agora Philosophical Forum will present a lecture on October 2, 2010. In this lecture Dr. Farzin Vahdat, of Vassar College, will talk about “Modernity and Nonviolence in Iran”.
Time: Saturday October 2, 3:00-5:00 pm
Place: University of Toronto, OISE, room 4414, 225 Bloor Street
This event is free and open to public

Dr. Farzin Vahdat is the chief research officer of the Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy (NID). Dr. Vahdat holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Brandeis University and is an authority in the analysis of the concepts and conditions of modernity and their application to Iran, Islam and the Muslim world. Vahdat is the author of God and Juggernaut: Iran’s Intellectual Encounter with Modernity (Syracuse University Press, 2002), of the forthcoming Islamic Ethos and the Specter of Modernity, and of numerous articles in English and Persian, a number of which have been translated into various languages, including Swedish, Italian, and Spanish. Dr. Vahdat has taught at Tufts, Harvard and Yale Universities and Vassar College and is currently conducting research at Vassar.

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