Salar was born in Iran, and splits his time between Tehran and New York City. He is co-director of the Creative Writing MFA Program at the City College of New York. He is the author of The Poet Gameand Opium. His essays and short stories have appeared in various publications, including the New York Times, BOMB, Callaloo, Guernica, and on the BBC. He is the recipient of the NYFA Prize and the National Endowment for the Arts award. He is the editor of Tehran Noir and the author of Tehran at Twilight.
“Centrality of Tehran in Iran’s Post-Revolutionary Political Landscape” Mehrzad Boroujerdi
Friday, February 13th, 2015 1010 Humanities Gateway 6:00-7:30 PM Talk
Tehran has played a disproportionate role in Iran’s political and cultural life both before and after the 1979 revolution. In this presentation, Boroujerdi provides a wide range of empirical data on this phenomena, and analyzes the salience of Tehran-centered political development in post-revolutionary Iran.
Mehrzad Boroujerdi is the O’Hanley Faculty Scholar and Chair of the Political Science Department at Syracuse University. He served as the President of the International Society for Iranian Studies from 2012 to 2014.