Friends of History 20th Endowed Lecture brings Middle East expert to present "The Crowd in the Iranian Revolution"
WHO: Dr. Ervand Abrahamian, Iranian expert and CUNY Distinguished Professor of History
WHEN: Thursday, April 17 starting at 7:30pm. Book signing at 8:30pm.
WHERE: Smith Memorial Student Union, Rooms 296 and 298, PSU.
COST: Free and open to the public
SPONSORED BY: Friends of History
CONTACT: For more information, call the PSU History department at 503-725-3917.
Leading Iranian authority Ervand Abrahamian will lecture on the Iranian Revolution, which transformed Iran from a monarchy to an Islamic republic. The movement has been called "the third great revolution in history," after the French and Bolshevik revolutions. Much of the lecture will be based on his well-received book, Kohmenism, which, among other things, reveals how the Islamic Republic has systematically manipulated history through propaganda and how the U.S. interfered with the political upheaval.
The Friends of History Endowed Lecture was established in 1988 to bring nationally recognized experts in the field of History to the Portland State University campus. 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of the indulging and thought-provoking lectures.