Scholars' Convocation speaker to discuss dichotomy of Iran

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 11:30 am

 

GRINNELL, IA—Anthropologist William Beeman will offer perspectives on “Iran is Not What You Think It Is” in a Scholars’ Convocation at Grinnell College on Thurs., Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center.

Beeman is the author of several books on international communication dynamics, including “Language, Status and Power in Iran,” “Culture, Performance and Communication in Iran,” and “The ‘Great Satan’ vs. the ‘Mad Mullahs:’ How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other.”

Beeman’s lecture is part of Grinnell’s ongoing Scholars’ Convocation series. The University of Minnesota anthropology professor has also gained attention for his work as an actor and singer. His research interests include performance studies, particularly in the countries of Iran, Japan, and South Asia.

Grinnell welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. If accommodations are needed, please contact the event’s sponsoring organization as soon as possible to make a request.