Book Launch Party for The People Reloaded on Friday.

A book launch party and panel celebrating The People Reloaded will be held in Chicago on Friday.

Friend, author and uber-connector Danny Postel sent the following invitation to a book launch party and high-level panel celebrating the publication of The People Reloaded, an anthology he co-edited with Nader Hashemi.

For those who have not read the book, here is a post I wrote recently about it.

Friday / February 4 / 7:00 PM
Chicago Temple / 77 W. Washington
Book Launch for The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future

With the dramatic events unfolding in Tunisia and Egypt, Iran has receded from the headlines — but connections abound, and this Friday we’ll explore them in a panel discussion with contributors to the new book The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future.

Among the featured speakers is Asef Bayat, whose books include Street Politics: Poor People’s Movements in Iran (1997), Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn (2007), Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East (2010), and Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North (2010). See Bayat’s illuminating article “A new Arab street in post-Islamist times”.

Other speakers:

Nader Hashemi teaches Middle East and Islamic Politics at the University of Denver and is the author of Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies (2009).

Kaveh Ehsani teaches International Studies at DePaul University. He is a member of the editorial committee of Middle East Report and serves on the editorial board of the Tehran-based journal Goft-o-gu.

Norma Moruzzi teaches Political Science and is Director of the International Studies Program at UIC. She is the author of Speaking through the Mask: Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Social Identity (2000) and a forthcoming book about women in Iran.

Ahmad Sadri is Director of Islamic World Studies at Lake Forest College. He is co-editor of Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam: Essential Writings of Abdolkarim Soroush(2000) and author of Max Weber’s Sociology of Intellectuals (1994).

Other recent articles on Iran & Egypt:

Egypt’s Political Unrest: More Lessons for Iran

Egypt’s Crisis: Tehran Sees Potential Benefit But Nervously

Mousavi supports Egypt, Arab uprisings, condemns Tehran hard-liners

Free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale.

Co-Sponsored by:

TruthoutNorth Suburban Peace Initiative (NSPI), Seminary Co-Operative BookstoreBuddhist Peace Fellowship – Chicago ChapterFellowship of Reconciliation – Chicago Chapter

RSVP via facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169960436375987

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