Bringing the U to You: Mehrdad Kia
- Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
- Great Falls, MT
Growing up in his native Iran and earning college degrees in the United States qualify Mehrdad Kia to talk about both worlds. His talk will cover the problematic relationship between the Islamic world and the United States, with a narrow focus on Islamic countries and regions which pose a challenge to the peace and stability of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the security and national interests of the United States.
Kia, professor of Middle Eastern, North African and Central Asian history at the University of Montana, is also director of UM's Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center. His field of expertise is the political, cultural and intellectual history of Iran, the Ottoman Empire and Central Asia during the 19th and early 20th centuries. An award-winning professor, Kia has published three books.
Kia has said he thinks the United States has been successful because it embraces people of diverse ethnic backgrounds. "As educators, we need to give students a sense of how amazing and how flavored this world is," he says.
Individual Lecture: $10.00/general, $5.00/students
For tickets purchase: 406-899-0277
Location: Great Falls College MSU, Heritage Hall