Here is a lecture Barbara Demick gave at BYU’s Kennedy Center. Just a note: there’s some buzzing in the PA system at the lecture site. It is not your computer.
This post is about explaining Iran’s special place in the Islamic world. Here are some great articles on Khomeini-ism, the conflict been different religious branches, and Iran’s evolving views on theocracy and populism with an Islamic framework.
U.S. Institute of Peace – The Iran Primer: Iran and Islam
Places of Peace and Power – Shi’a Islam
Council on Foreign Relations – Religion and Politics in Iran
Stratfor – In Iran, Political Change At a Measured Pace
Al-Jazeera – Iran’s Election Campaigns
Pew Research – Restrictions on Women’s Religious Attire (world)
August’s book will be The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay by Hooman Majd. As always you can get copies at our Circulation Desk on the first floor. The discussion will be August 29th.