31st Anniversary of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Iranian government on Thursday celebrated its 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution while mass protests continues. Violent suppresions of the demonstrators related to the Green Movement was apparent all over the country. I talked with Professor Ahmad Sadri about the prospects of a resolution to the 8 month unrests in Iran with a look at Iran's recent nuclear maneuvers and challenges for the Obama Administration.
Ahmad Sadri is Professor of Sociology and James P. Gorter Chair of Islamic World Studies at Lake Forest College. He received his BA and MA degrees at the University of Tehran and his PhD from the New School for Social Research. Sadri is the author of Max Weber’s Sociology of Intellectuals (Oxford University Press 1992, 94) and editor and translator (from Persian) of Reason Freedom and Democracy in Islam (Oxford University Press, 2000) and (from Arabic) Saddam City (Saqi Press, 2002.) Sadri has authored three books in Persian published by Kavir, and Hermes Press, Tehran. He has also functioned as a columnist for Daily Star of Lebanon and a commentator at National Public Radio in Chicago.