The Castan Centre 10th Anniverary Lecture Series

Professor Amin Saikal

'Iran: Between the Sovereignty of God and Sovereignty of People' 

17 February 2010
Held at Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne


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Amin Saikal is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University. Professor Saikal was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, Cambridge University and the Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex), as well as a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in International Relations (1983-1988).  In April 2006, he was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the international community and to education, and as an author and adviser.

His latest books include The Rise and Fall of the Shah: Iran – From Autocracy to Religious Rule; Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival; and Islam and the West: Conflict or Co-operation?.  Professor Saikal has also published numerous articles in international journals, as well as many feature articles in major international newspapers, including the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times.  He is also a frequent commentator on radio and television.

Professor Saikal's presentation will focus on recent events in Iran.


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