Ramin Jahanbegloo

Department of Political Science

Associate Professor
York-Noor Visiting Chair in Islamic Studies

Office: S815, Ross
Phone: 416.736.2100 Ext: 33345
Emailraminj@yorku.ca

Ramin Jahanbegloo has been a researcher at the French Institute for Iranian Studies and a fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. He is also a member of the advisory board of PEN Canada. He has won the Peace Prize from the United Nations Association in Spain (2009) for his extensive academic works in promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy for non-violence. Among his 20 books in English, French and Persian are Beyond Violence (Har-Anand 2008), India Analysed (Oxford University Press 2009), Talking Politics (Oxford University Press 2010), Civil Society and Democracy in Iran (Lexington Press, 2011) and The Gandhian Moment (forthcoming at Harvard University Press.

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Degrees

Post-Doc., Topic: Iranian Intellectuals and Modernity, Harvard University at Middle Eastern Studies
Ph.D., Major: Philosophy, Minor: Political Science, Sorbonne University-Paris IV, Paris, France
M.A., Double Major: Machiavelli and the Renaissance, Sorbonne University-Paris I at Political Science, Paris, France
M.A., Double Major: Clausewitz and the Art of War, Sorbonne University-Paris I at History, Paris, France
M.A., Double Major: Hegel and French Revolution, Sorbonne University-Paris I at Philosophy, Paris, France

Professional Leadership

Editorial Positions
2011- The Journal of Democratic Theory, Consulting Editor
2009- Christian Science Monitor Journal, Op-ed-writer
2008- The Liberal Magazine, Advisory Board
2008- The Review of Politics, Advisory Board
2006- El Pais Journal, Op-ed- writer
2006- Indian Express Journal, Op-ed- writer
1992-2002 Goft-o-goo Magazine, Founder and Senior Editor

Executive Positions
2011- Non-violent Initiative for Democracy, Founder
2010- Modern Times Stage Company, Member of the Executive Board
2008- Pen Canada, Advisory Board
2006- Reset Dialogue on Civilizations, Scientific Committee
2002- Gulf 2000, Member
1999- Agora Philosophical Forum, Founder
1999- Iranian Association at University of Toronto, Founder

All Publications

Books

2012 La Hora de Gandhi, Barcelona, Spain, Galaxia Gutenberg

2012 Conversazioni con Michael Walzer, Venezia, Italy, Marsilio

2011 Democracy and Civil Society in Iran (ed.) Washington, DC, Lexington Press, 300 pages

2010 In Search of the Sacred (with Seyyed Hossein Nasr), Praeger, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2010, 373 pages

2008 The Paradigm of Cordoba [in Spanish] Translated into Spanish by Juan Gabriel Lopez Guix, Elogio de la Diversidad. Barcelona, Arcadia, 140 pages.

2008 Reading Gandhi in Tehran. [in Italian] Translated into Italian by Enrico Del Sero and Antonella Cesarini, Leggere Gandhi a Teheran. Rome, Marsilio, 111 pages.

2008 The Spirit of India (Islamic Figures of Nonviolence) New Delhi, Penguin, 192 pages.

2004 Iran: Between Tradition and Modernity (ed.). Washington, DC, Lexington Press, 239 pages.

Book Chapters

2012 “Transcending the Clash of Civilizations” in Mojtaba Mahdavi and W. Andy Knight (eds.) Towards the 'Dignity of Difference'? Neither 'End of History' nor 'Clash of Civilizations'. London, UK Ashgate Publishers

2010 “Islam and Non-Violence” in Amyn B. Sajoo (ed.) A Companion to Muslim Ethics. London, UK: I.B. Tauris Publishers:

2010 “The Gandhian Moment in Iran” in Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (eds.) The People Reloaded. Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A: Melville House Publishing: 18-22

Journal Articles

2011 “Two Concepts of Secularism”, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East Journal, 31 (1):

2010 “The Two Sovereignties and Legitimacy Crisis in Iran”, Constellations, March, pp. 22-30

2010 “Is a Muslim Gandhi Possible?”, Philosophy and Social Criticism, 36(3/4): pp. 309-323

2008 “Reading Gandhi in Tehran”, Translated into Italian in Reset magazine, Rome, September

2005 “The Structure of Power in the Islamic Republic of Iran”, Limes, Rome, November

2005 “Edward Said's conception the Public Intellectual as an outsider”, Radical Philosophy Review, September

2005 “Intellettuali a Teheran, arriva la generazione del disincanto”, Reset, Rome, March-April

2004 “Les intellectuels iraniens et la democratie”, La Regle du Jeu, Septembre

2003 “The Deadlock in Iran”, Journal of Democracy, Vol.14, Number 1, January

2001 “A Quest for Change: Khatami and Democacy Within Islam”, World Affairs, Vol.5, Number 2, April –June 2001

Conference Papers

2012 “Islam and Nonviolence”, European Academy in Berlin, February

2012 “Nonviolence in Muslim Societies”, Tokyo University, January

2011 “Gandhi and Islam”, University of Calgary, September

2011 “Liberty and the Arab Spring”, University of Toronto, September

2011 “Secularism and Muslim Societies”, Dublin University, Ireland, September

2011 “The Future of Intercultural Dialogue”, United Nation University Conference, Barcelona, June

2010 “Intellectuals and Politics in the 21st Century”, York University, Toronto, February

2010 “Is A Muslim Gandhi Possible Today?”, Harvard University, April

2010 “Iran and the Crisis of Legitimacy”, UCLA, February

2010 “Politics and Power in Iran”, New School for Social Research, New York

2009 “Heroism and Nonviolence”, Einstein Forum, Potsdam- Germany, June 30

2009 “Democracy and Nonviolence in Muslim Societies”, Bilgi University, Istanbul, May

2008 “The Clash of Intolerances”, University of Toronto, January

2007 “Is a Muslim Gandhi Possible?”, Kreisky Forum, Vienna, October

2007 “Islam and Democracy”, College de France, Paris, June

2006 “Maulana Azad: A Figure of Islamic Humanism”, CSDS, New Delhi, January

2005 “Andalusian Islam and the Alliance of Civilizations Today”, World Political Forum, Granada, December

2005 "Islam and Democracy" Palazzo Duccale Venice, September

2004 "Civil society in post-Khatami Iran" WWIC, Washington, D.C., November

2003 “Iran: From Political Gridlock to the Crisis of Legitimacy”, WWIC, D.C., January

2002 “Iran after September 11”, Candido Mendes University, Rio, Brazil, September

2002 “September 11 and Prospects for Democracy in Iran”, BCIR/UNU, Bruges, July

2002 “Iran and the Struggle for Democracy”, Hoover Institute, Stanford University, May

2002 “Iran: Challenges Ahead”, Yale University, New Haven, February

2001 “Gandhi and Islamic Figures”, University of Toronto, February

2001 “Iran-US Relations”, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., November

2001 “Iranian Civil Society”, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., November

2001 “Iran: Is a Dialogue with the West Possible?”, Woodrow Wilson Center, November

2000 “Muslim Intellectuals and the Burden of Responsibility”, Columbia University, November

2000 “The Fourth Generation of Iranian Intellectuals”., Harvard University, November

2000 “Intellectual Changes in Iran”, Woodrow Wilson Center, June

1999 “Modernity, Violence and Difference”, York University, Toronto, March

Forthcoming

2013 The Gandhian Moment (Gandhi and Islamic Figures of Nonviolence), Boston, Harvard University Press


Ramin Jahanbegloo has been a researcher at the French Institute for Iranian Studies and a fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. He is also a member of the advisory board of PEN Canada. He has won the Peace Prize from the United Nations Association in Spain (2009) for his extensive academic works in promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy for non-violence. Among his 20 books in English, French and Persian are Beyond Violence (Har-Anand 2008), India Analysed (Oxford University Press 2009), Talking Politics (Oxford University Press 2010), Civil Society and Democracy in Iran (Lexington Press, 2011) and The Gandhian Moment (forthcoming at Harvard University Press.

Degrees

Post-Doc., Topic: Iranian Intellectuals and Modernity, Harvard University at Middle Eastern Studies
Ph.D., Major: Philosophy, Minor: Political Science, Sorbonne University-Paris IV, Paris, France
M.A., Double Major: Machiavelli and the Renaissance, Sorbonne University-Paris I at Political Science, Paris, France
M.A., Double Major: Clausewitz and the Art of War, Sorbonne University-Paris I at History, Paris, France
M.A., Double Major: Hegel and French Revolution, Sorbonne University-Paris I at Philosophy, Paris, France

Professional Leadership

Editorial Positions
2011- The Journal of Democratic Theory, Consulting Editor
2009- Christian Science Monitor Journal, Op-ed-writer
2008- The Liberal Magazine, Advisory Board
2008- The Review of Politics, Advisory Board
2006- El Pais Journal, Op-ed- writer
2006- Indian Express Journal, Op-ed- writer
1992-2002 Goft-o-goo Magazine, Founder and Senior Editor

Executive Positions
2011- Non-violent Initiative for Democracy, Founder
2010- Modern Times Stage Company, Member of the Executive Board
2008- Pen Canada, Advisory Board
2006- Reset Dialogue on Civilizations, Scientific Committee
2002- Gulf 2000, Member
1999- Agora Philosophical Forum, Founder
1999- Iranian Association at University of Toronto, Founder

All Publications

Books

2012 La Hora de Gandhi, Barcelona, Spain, Galaxia Gutenberg

2012 Conversazioni con Michael Walzer, Venezia, Italy, Marsilio

2011 Democracy and Civil Society in Iran (ed.) Washington, DC, Lexington Press, 300 pages

2010 In Search of the Sacred (with Seyyed Hossein Nasr), Praeger, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2010, 373 pages

2008 The Paradigm of Cordoba [in Spanish] Translated into Spanish by Juan Gabriel Lopez Guix, Elogio de la Diversidad. Barcelona, Arcadia, 140 pages.

2008 Reading Gandhi in Tehran. [in Italian] Translated into Italian by Enrico Del Sero and Antonella Cesarini, Leggere Gandhi a Teheran. Rome, Marsilio, 111 pages.

2008 The Spirit of India (Islamic Figures of Nonviolence) New Delhi, Penguin, 192 pages.

2004 Iran: Between Tradition and Modernity (ed.). Washington, DC, Lexington Press, 239 pages.

Book Chapters

2012 “Transcending the Clash of Civilizations” in Mojtaba Mahdavi and W. Andy Knight (eds.) Towards the 'Dignity of Difference'? Neither 'End of History' nor 'Clash of Civilizations'. London, UK Ashgate Publishers

2010 “Islam and Non-Violence” in Amyn B. Sajoo (ed.) A Companion to Muslim Ethics. London, UK: I.B. Tauris Publishers:

2010 “The Gandhian Moment in Iran” in Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (eds.) The People Reloaded. Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A: Melville House Publishing: 18-22

Journal Articles

2011 “Two Concepts of Secularism”, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East Journal, 31 (1):

2010 “The Two Sovereignties and Legitimacy Crisis in Iran”, Constellations, March, pp. 22-30

2010 “Is a Muslim Gandhi Possible?”, Philosophy and Social Criticism, 36(3/4): pp. 309-323

2008 “Reading Gandhi in Tehran”, Translated into Italian in Reset magazine, Rome, September

2005 “The Structure of Power in the Islamic Republic of Iran”, Limes, Rome, November

2005 “Edward Said's conception the Public Intellectual as an outsider”, Radical Philosophy Review, September

2005 “Intellettuali a Teheran, arriva la generazione del disincanto”, Reset, Rome, March-April

2004 “Les intellectuels iraniens et la democratie”, La Regle du Jeu, Septembre

2003 “The Deadlock in Iran”, Journal of Democracy, Vol.14, Number 1, January

2001 “A Quest for Change: Khatami and Democacy Within Islam”, World Affairs, Vol.5, Number 2, April –June 2001

Conference Papers

2012 “Islam and Nonviolence”, European Academy in Berlin, February

2012 “Nonviolence in Muslim Societies”, Tokyo University, January

2011 “Gandhi and Islam”, University of Calgary, September

2011 “Liberty and the Arab Spring”, University of Toronto, September

2011 “Secularism and Muslim Societies”, Dublin University, Ireland, September

2011 “The Future of Intercultural Dialogue”, United Nation University Conference, Barcelona, June

2010 “Intellectuals and Politics in the 21st Century”, York University, Toronto, February

2010 “Is A Muslim Gandhi Possible Today?”, Harvard University, April

2010 “Iran and the Crisis of Legitimacy”, UCLA, February

2010 “Politics and Power in Iran”, New School for Social Research, New York

2009 “Heroism and Nonviolence”, Einstein Forum, Potsdam- Germany, June 30

2009 “Democracy and Nonviolence in Muslim Societies”, Bilgi University, Istanbul, May

2008 “The Clash of Intolerances”, University of Toronto, January

2007 “Is a Muslim Gandhi Possible?”, Kreisky Forum, Vienna, October

2007 “Islam and Democracy”, College de France, Paris, June

2006 “Maulana Azad: A Figure of Islamic Humanism”, CSDS, New Delhi, January

2005 “Andalusian Islam and the Alliance of Civilizations Today”, World Political Forum, Granada, December

2005 "Islam and Democracy" Palazzo Duccale Venice, September

2004 "Civil society in post-Khatami Iran" WWIC, Washington, D.C., November

2003 “Iran: From Political Gridlock to the Crisis of Legitimacy”, WWIC, D.C., January

2002 “Iran after September 11”, Candido Mendes University, Rio, Brazil, September

2002 “September 11 and Prospects for Democracy in Iran”, BCIR/UNU, Bruges, July

2002 “Iran and the Struggle for Democracy”, Hoover Institute, Stanford University, May

2002 “Iran: Challenges Ahead”, Yale University, New Haven, February

2001 “Gandhi and Islamic Figures”, University of Toronto, February

2001 “Iran-US Relations”, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., November

2001 “Iranian Civil Society”, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., November

2001 “Iran: Is a Dialogue with the West Possible?”, Woodrow Wilson Center, November

2000 “Muslim Intellectuals and the Burden of Responsibility”, Columbia University, November

2000 “The Fourth Generation of Iranian Intellectuals”., Harvard University, November

2000 “Intellectual Changes in Iran”, Woodrow Wilson Center, June

1999 “Modernity, Violence and Difference”, York University, Toronto, March

Forthcoming

2013 The Gandhian Moment (Gandhi and Islamic Figures of Nonviolence), Boston, Harvard University Press