York Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo will speak about non-violence in Iran next Thursday as part of the monthly York-Noor Lecture Series.
Jahanbegloo will give his lecture Jan. 16 at 6pm in the auditorium of the Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford Drive, Toronto. Admission is free. A previously scheduled lecture by Payam Akhavan has been postponed.
Jahanbegloo is the York-Noor Visiting Chair in Islamic Studies at York. In 2009, the Iranian-Canadian scholar of Middle Eastern studies won the Peace Prize from the United Nations Association in Spain for his extensive academic works promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy of non-violence.
He is the author of more than 25 books, including Democracy in Iran (Palgrave Pivot) and The Gandhian Moment (Harvard University Press), both published in 2013. Jahanbegloo’s latest book, Introduction to Nonviolence, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan this year.
Educated at the Sorbonne, he has been a researcher at the French Institute for Iranian Studies and a fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. He is also a member of the advisory board of PEN Canada.
The annual York-Noor Lecture Series features monthly talks from September to April. They are held at the Noor Cultural Centre, a centre for Islamic learning and the celebration of Islamic culture.