From Professor Ghamari-Tabrizi: "Revolution ought to be envisioned as a moment of pause in, rather than acceleration of, historical time, a moment of reflection on the progressive temporalities that operate as second nature in modern times. Revolution does not reflect the manifestation of historical inevitabilities. It needs to be understood as a leap into the open air of possibilities of making rather than realizing history along the same preconceived lines of historical progress." Join us in person at Levis Faculty Center 108 or watch the live stream on YouTube at go.illinois.edu/HRIstream.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi is Professor and Chair of Near Eastern Studies Department and Director of Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University. He is the author of Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2016; and Remembering Akbar: Inside the Iranian Revolution, New York, London: O/R Books (Counterpoint), 2016. He works on topics related to social theory and Islamist political thought and is currently working on a project on Mystical Modernity, a comparative study of philosophy of history and political theory of Walter Benjamin and Ali Shariati.