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“Contemporary Iran: State, Society and Geopolitics”


Contemporary Iran: State, Society and Geopolitics


Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science (OSI)

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

Winter Semester 2014/2015

Lecturer: Ali Fathollah-Nejad

Course description:

The seminar seeks to provide students with robust empirical and theoretical knowledge about contemporary Iran. In terms of the time span, the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the post-war period up until the present shall be examined in some detail. It will address a range of issues from a multidisciplinary angle, including state–society relations in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), various social movements, the political economy of the IRI, Iranian foreign policy and geopolitical culture, and the international relations of Iran as they enter the 21st century.

Where & when:

Ihnestr. 22, UG 4 Seminarraum | Mondays, 12:00 – 14:00 h



[DE] Hauptseminar von Ali Fathollah-Nejad an der Freien Universität (FU) Berlin im Auftrag der Arbeitsstelle Politik des Vorderen Orients zum Thema “CONTEMPORARY IRAN: STATE, SOCIETY & GEOPOLITICS” – die einzige Lehrveranstaltung zum gegenwärtigen Iran in ganz Berlin.
[EN] Post-graduate course offered by Ali Fathollah-Nejad on “CONTEMPORARY IRAN: STATE, SOCIETY & GEOPOLITICS” at the Free University of Berlin at the behest of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics – in fact, the only university course on contemporary Iran in the German capital.