Modernism, Islamism, and Post Islamism

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Dr. Farhang Rajaee is currently Director of the College of Humanities at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is also a Professor of Political Science and Humanities specializing in political theory and international relations with emphasis in non-Western traditions, particularly Modern Political Thought in Islam. He obtained a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Tehran in 1975, an MA in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1977, and a PhD in Foreign Affairs in 1983 from the University of Virginia. From 1986 to 1996 he was a Professor at the University of Tehran and the Iranian Academy of Philosophy. He has also taught and conducted research at Oxford University and the Oriental Institute in Berlin. His major works include, The Development of Political Ideas in the Ancient East (1993), The Problematique of the Contemporary Iranian Identity (2004), Globalization on Trial (2000), Contemporary Political Thought in the Arab World (2002) and Islamism and Modernism (2007). He is currently working on a book on the interaction of Iran and modernity tentatively titled Authenticity and Modernity; Modern Moments of Convergence in the Persian Question.