Part of the Fall 2019 Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series
Yann Richard, Professor Emeritus, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris
Yann Richard studied philosophy and linguistics and lived in Iran before, during, and after the 1979 Revolution. Since then he has worked to ﬁnd the reasons and the meaning of political violence between Iran and the West. His previous publications in English include a chapter in Nikki Keddie’s Modern Iran, Roots and Results of the Revolution (Yale University Press, 2003, initially published as Roots of Revolution, 1981) and Shiite Islam: Polity, Ideology and Creed (Oxford - Cambridge Mass., Basil Blackwell, 1995). His most recent book is entitled Iran: A Social and Political History since the Qajars.