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Cafe Historique - The Iranian Revolution of 1979

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Doors open at 5:30 pm, talk begins at 7:00 pm.

The Iranian Revolution of 1979: Rethinking (and De-sensationalizing) an Upheaval That Continues to Shape the World

Dr Andrew Wender
Department of History
University of Victoria

In an era of contentious nuclear negotiations, proxy wars for Middle East hegemony, and back-and-forth epithets about Islamic radicalism and oppressive Westernization, the Iranian Revolution still powerfully reverberates after 35 years. Join us for a talk by Dr Andrew Wender that situates the events of 1979 within a broad historical frame, examines how the charismatic Shi’i cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was able to spearhead such a formidable movement, and reassesses the legacy of this twentieth-century crucible.

What is a Café Historique? A group of interesting people in a convivial café setting, who gather to hear a talk and discuss new ideas about how the past has shaped our present and future, as well as to drink, eat, converse, meet friends, and have an evening to remember.

Café Historique is a pay-what-you-want event and is open to the public. Please look for the donation box at the entrance; if each audience member contributed as little as a twoonie, the series will be able to cover its production costs!

Seating is limited, so to guarantee a place, audience members should reserve tickets at

Those without access to the internet can book tickets by leaving a message with the UVic organizer: 250-472-5484. Please leave a voice message with your name and the number of tickets (up to four) that you wish to reserve.

Cost: Donation
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Talks | Lectures
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
753 View Street, Victoria
This event is for Everyone
More Info: UVic History Department
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