Intensive course 2SM634 – Iran in the International System: Past and Present

The course seeks to provide students with robust empirical and theoretical knowledge about contemporary Iran. In terms of the time span, the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the post-war period up until the present shall be examined in some detail. It will address a range of issues from a multidisciplinary angle, including state–society relations in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), various social movements, the political economy of the IRI, Iranian foreign policy and geopolitical culture, and the international relations of Iran as they enter the 21st century.

The course (syllabus) will be taught in English by visiting professor Ali Fathollah-Nejad from the Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, from 23rd to 27th March 2020, 9.15–15.15, room NB 458. For successful completion of the course, 75% attendance in seminars is required.