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Announcement of Program Change and Event Cancel of Special Lecture and Panel Discussion “US - Iran Relations: A Sad Saga” with Dr. Hamid Dabashi, Professor in Columbia University in N.Y., at Sophia University

A special video lecture by Dr. Dabashi has been cancelled for various reasons. However, we will carry out Panel Discussion "Post-Orientalism, Japan and Iran". We look forword to your visit.

The Center for Modern Middle East Studies at the National Museum of Ethnology and Center for Islamic Studies in Sophia University, under NIHU Area Studies Project, regrettably announce the cancellation of Professor Hamid Habashi's visit to Japan and accordinly some events that had been planned, owing to unavoidable circumstances.

However, Dr. Dabashi kindly offered our Japanese audience a special video lecture from New York. Here is a modified program;


【Date & Time】16 February 2020, 14:00~17:00

【Venue】 17th Floor Bldg.No.2 1702, Yotsuya Campus, Sophia University

Moderator: Kenji Kuroda (National Museum of Ethnology/ NIHU)
14:00~14:05 Announcement of Program Change
14:05~14:10 Opening Remarks by Masayuki Akahori (Sophia University)
14:10~15:10 Special Video Lecture “US - Iran Relations: A Sad Saga” by Hamid Dabashi (Columbia University)
[English with Japanese Subtitles]

15:10~15:30 Break

16:00~17:00 Panel Discussion "Post-Orientalism, Japan and Iran"
Facilitator: Yoshiko Kurita (Chiba University)
Discussant: Tetsuya Motohashi (Tokyo Keizai University), Hong Kiwi(Waseda University), Takanori Hayao (Tokyo Keizai University), Kenji Kuroda

General Discussion

Closing Remarks


【Organizer】NIHU Area Studies Project for the Modern Middle East Studies at the National Museum of Ethnology and Sophia University. KAKENHI(18k18270)

Research Activities

  • Sophia and Waseda Joint Research Prokect Histories and Current Circumstances of Interreliglous Relations in Asia and Africa
  • isramic area studies, sophia university(2006-2015)
  • Inter-University Research Institute Corporation National Institutes for the Humanities
  • Center for Modern Middle East Studies, National Museum of Ethnology
  • Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  • Center for Islamic Area Studies at Kyoto University
  • Graduate school of international resource sciences,akita univercity
  • Organization for Islamic Area Studies,Waseda University
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