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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) pres.

A Brief Review of Iran History and Culture

History, Society, Revolutions, and US Relations

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The main goal of this course for those 50 and over is to inform and give a better understanding about Iran to the study group. This includes a brief review of Iran history from the ancient time up to the twenty first century; conversion of the Iranian from Zoroastrianism to Islam and later to Islam-Shia; a review of the three aspects of Iranian society: modernity, nationalism, and Islam; discussion of the two Iranian revolutions in 1906 and 1979; and review of the history of the U.S. and Iran relationship.

Sessions will be held Mondays from 3-5pm from October 7 through November 4 (no class on October 14). Instructor Moe Bidgoli graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was professor of computer science and information system for 35 years. He became Emeritus Professor of CS & IS in June 2018. He is married and he lives in Ann Arbor Michigan. His hobbies are reading history, playing pickleball, gardening, and travelling.
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