Archive for July, 2012

Bahman Baktiari

July 27, 2012

Bahman Bakhtiari is the Executive Director of the International Foundation for Civil Society. He was a member of the study project Shari`a Politics: A Comparative Project on the Cultural and Policy Implications of Movements for and Against Islamic Law, Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs (CURA), Boston University. His current project is entitled  Pluralism and Dilemmas of Political Participation: The Islamist Parties  & the Quest for Democratic Consolidation In the New Middle East. The project examines the main features of contemporary Islamic discourses on opposition, dissent and political pluralism in the Muslim world.

He has published extensively on Iranian politics and society. He received his PhD in Government from University of Virginia, and has taught at the University of Maine, the University of Utah, and the American University in Cairo (AUC). His major publication, Parliamentary Politics in Revolutionary Iran was published by the University Press of Florida in 1997, and his publication, “Sharia Politics and the Transformation of Islamic Law in Iran,” was published in Shari‘a Politics: Islamic Law and Society in the Modern World (Edited by Robert W. Hefner), Indiana University Press ( 2011). His other publications include “Iran’s Conservative Moment,” Current History ( January 2007), “Sustainable Development: A Strategy of Dialogue and Communication, Environmental Policy & Law ( 35, November 2005); “Voices within Islam: Four Perspectives on Tolerance and Diversity,” Current History (January 2005), “Doubting Reforms in Iran.” ( coauthored with Haleh Vaziri ) Current History ( January 2003), “Impact of September 11th on Iranian Foreign Policy.” Middle East Policy ( December 2002).and “Exporting the Islamic Revolution: Iranian-Egyptian Relations.” With Asef Bayat, in N. Keddie and R. Mathee edited, Iran and the Surrounding World: Interactions in Culture and Cultural Politics. University of Washington Press, 2002.His has given interviews for several national media outlets, including the NPR Morning Edition, Talk of the Nations, The Todd Feinburg Radio, the Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
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Bahman Baktiari

July 25, 2012

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International Foundation for Civil Society (IFCS)

 

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July 25, 2012

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International Foundation for Civil Society (IFCS)

 

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Islam key to Afghan Dream

July 12, 2012

 By Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan

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International Foundation for Civil Society (IFCS)

 

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“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

July 11, 2012

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International Foundation for Civil Society (IFCS)

 

 

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Arafat’s widow…

July 11, 2012

Arafat’s widow to file charges in France over Palestinian leader’s unexplained death”

 

RECENT AL JAZEERA REPORT POINTS TO RADIOACTIVE POISONING, AND NOW ARAFAT’S WIDOW IS FILING A LAWSUIT IN FRANCE.

 
 

Saudi Arabia

July 11, 2012

In Saudi Arabia, Thousands at Funeral of Protester

 

No Vote on Reform for House of Lords