Bakhash Gives Foundations in Democratic Citizenship Lecture

Posted: November 4, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Zavin Smith

The Department of Public and International Affairs hosts the final talk of the semester in its Foundations in Democratic Citizenship lecture series on Monday, Nov. 8. The speaker is Shaul Bakhash, Robinson Professor of History. Bakhash’s work emphasizes Iran, the modern Middle East, and modern Islamic political thought. His talk addresses fundamental issues in exploring democratic citizenship from a comparative perspective. The lecture is held in the Johnson Center Cinema from noon to 1:15 p.m., and the entire university community is invited to attend.

Bakhash received his doctorate from Oxford University. He is the author of Iran: Monarchy, Bureaucracy, and Reform Under the Oajars, 1858-1896. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, and other publications. He worked for many years as a journalist in Iran, writing for Tehran-based Kayhan Newspapers, and he also wrote for the London Times, the Financial Times, and the Economist. Before coming to George Mason, Bakhash taught at Princeton University.

The Foundations in Democratic Citizenship lecture series was inspired by George Mason’s “Engaging the Future” theme of citizenship. For more information, call Public and International Affairs at x31400.

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