The Israel Dialogues
Iran: The State, Ideology, Religion, Politics, and the Region with Meir Litvak
February 4 @ 12:00 pm
With gratitude to Helena and David Fine for their generous gift of sponsorship
The Israel Dialogues provides an opportunity to engage fundamental issues facing the country, its people, and the Jewish diaspora. Join experts from various backgrounds from around the world to discuss a range of topics focusing on the regional and international contexts and principal factors which affect Israel’s place in global affairs.
Meir Litvak (PhD Harvard University, 1991) is a Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern History and a senior research associate at the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies at Tel Aviv University. His research focuses on Modern Iranian and Shi`I history, modern Islamic movements, and Arab anti-Semitism. Among his publications: Shici Scholars of Nineteenth Century Iraq: The cUlama’ of Najaf and Karbala’ (Cambridge University Press, 1998); Co-author with Moshe Aharonov, Iran: From a Persian Empire to an Islamic Revolution (Open University of Israel, 2014, Hebrew); Co-author with Esther Webman, From Empathy to Denial: Arabic Responses to the Holocaust (Columbia University Press, 2009). His book Know Thy Enemy: Evolving Attitudes towards “Others” in Modern Shiʻi Thought and Practice was published by Brill in 2021.