Q&A after the lecture.
Date: Thursday, April 21
Iran has a long history, preceded by a rich mythology and still richer cosmology. The lecture examines Iranian identity under the Achaemenids and compares it to the eras of the Safavids and the Pahlavis. It is shown that Iran’s government under the divine right of kings has undergone changes in its intensity and mode, but not in its nature and structure. Even under the rule of the Jurisprudents the structure and nature of the government has remained unchanged.