Gholam-Reza Nikpay Annual Lecture: ‘Iran’s Struggle for Sovereignty, 1828-1928’ – LECTURE

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Date / time: 26 October, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

LSE Lecture Theatre, LSE Centre Building (CBG), LSE

Gholam-Reza Nikpay Annual Lecture: 'Iran's Struggle for Sovereignty, 1828-1928' - LECTURE


 Gholam-Reza Nikpay Annual Lecture

Iran’s Struggle for Sovereignty, 1828-1928

26 October 2023, Thursday 6pm – 8pm, Public Lecture 

LSE Lecture Theatre, Centre Building (CBG), London School of Economics

The Gholam-Reza Nikpay Annual Lecture in Iranian history honours the memory of Dr Gholam-Reza Nikpay, a distinguished Iranian alumnus of the LSE who served as Minister of Housing, Mayor of Tehran and a member of the Iranian Senate in the Pahlavi era.

This year’s speaker will be Professor Houchang Chehabi. Houchang Chehabi is a professor of international relations and history emeritus at Boston University and an honorary professor in the School of History at the University of St. Andrews. His publications include Iranian Politics and Religious Modernism: The Liberation Movement of Iran under the Shah and Khomeini (1990), Distant Relations: Iran and Lebanon in the Last 500 Years (2006), Onomastic Reforms: Family Names and State Building in Iran (2020), ten edited or co-edited volumes, and numerous articles.

This talk will explore questions like: Was Iran a fully sovereign country in the age of empires? How did the Iranians preserve their independence when much of Asia was colonised?

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