Sponsored by Citizens for Global Solutions, MN and co-sponsored by Middle East Peace Now & United Nations Association of MN
Monday, May 20, 2019: 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Meisel Room
1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, 55403
Street parking nearby is free after 6pm, and there is ample parking in Westminster’s underground garage for $5. The garage ramp is entered off 13th Street, accessed from Nicollet or from Marquette.
Free and open to the public!! (no reservations necessary)
William O. Beeman is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He has conducted research in the Middle East for more than 40 years with special expertise in Iran and the Persian Gulf region. His expertise has been widely sought as advisor to the U.S. State Department, the Department of Defense, the United Nations, and the European Union.
He is author or editor of more than 100 scholarly articles, 500 opinion pieces and 14 books, including Language, Status and Power in Iran, and The “Great Satan” vs. the “Mad Mullahs”: How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other. In addition, he has written extensively on music and performance traditions both in Western and non-Western traditions. His latest book on this topic is Iranian Performance Traditions. He is currently Visiting Scholar at Stanford University where he is completing two books: Understanding Iran, and Music, Emotion and Evolution.
For more information, please contact Nancy Dunlavy at 651-785-4243 (cell).