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برنامه دوشنبه ۱۰ ماه آگوست ۲۰۱۵

موضوع : فره ایزدی و جانشینی شاهان در شاهنامه فردوسی
سخنران : دکتر احمد صدری

sadri،احمد صدری دارای مدرک لیسانس و فوق لیسانس جامعه شناسی از دانشگاه تهران و دکترای جامعه شناسی از دانشگاه نیواسکول، حوزه مطالعات و تحقیقاتی علوم اجتماعی  در شهر نیویورک میباشند. ایشان نویسنده کتاب جامعه شناسی روشنفکران ماکس وبر که درسال ۱۹۹۲ به زبان انگليسي توسط انتشارات آكسفورد منتشر شد میباشند كه نشریه انجمن کتابداران آمریکا آن را به عنوان بهترین کتاب سال آکادمیک ایالات متحده برگزید. دکتر صدری بعنوان یک روشنفکرجامعه شناس، بیش از ۱۴۰ مقاله نوشته اند که شامل ستون‌نويسی روزنامه «ديلي استار» لبنان كه به زبان انگليسي منتشر مي‌شود میباشد. دکتر صدري دو كتاب به زبان فارسي نوشته است: «مفهوم تمدن و لزوم احياي آن در علوم اجتماعي»  و «آخرالزماني در همين نزديكي». او كتابي به نام «شهر صدام» را از عربي به انگليسي و همچنين كتاب ديگري با نام «عقل، آزادي و دموكراسي در اسلام»  را از فارسي به انگليسي ترجمه كرده است. کتاب اخیر ایشان حماسه پادشاهان ایرانی در شاهنامه میباشد که در سال ۲۰۰۵ منتشر گردید   و تحلیل و نقدهای مشتاقانه و علاقمندانه ای از رسانه های آمریکائی از قبیل نشریه ماهانه آتلانتیک، ژورنال وال استریت، سی ان ان در وب و ان پی آر، و گاردین… دریافت نمود. دکتر احمد صدری بطور مستمر در برنامه های تلویزیونی، و رادیوئی در آمریکا از قبیل بی بی سی، سی بی سی، ان پی آر، صدای آمریکا و … فعال بوده اند

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Short bio
Ahmad Sadri received his BA and MA degrees in Sociology from the University of Tehran and his PhD in the same field from the New School for Social Research in New York City. He is the author of “Max Weber’s Sociology of Intellectuals” (Oxford University Press, 1992) that was chosen as Academic Book of the Year by Choice Magazine of the American Library Association. As a public intellectual Sadri has written more than one hundred and forty articles including regular editorial columns for Daily Star of Lebanon and Etemad-e Melli of Iran. He has written two books in Persian: “Reviving the Concept of Civilization,” and “An Apocalypse soon.” Sadri’s English translations include “Saddam City” (from Arabic) and “Reason, Freedom and Democracy in Islam” (from Persian.) His most recent work is an abridged translation of the “Epic of the Persian Kings” Shahnameh published in 2005 that has received enthusiastic reviews from Atlantic monthly, Wall Street Journal, CNN online, NPR’s All Things Considered, Guardian, the Federalist and Roll Call. Ahmad Sadri has been a regular contributor on television and radio shows at BBC, CBC, NPR, VOA and WGN.

Short Curriculum Vitae for Ahmad Sadri


1988          New School for Social Research, New York, New York

                  Ph.D. with honors, Sociology, Dissertation title: The Sociology of Intellectuals: Max Weber.

1976          Teheran University, Teheran, Iran

                  M.A., Sociology, Thesis title: The Political Elite in the Qajar Period.

1974          Teheran University, Teheran, Iran

                  B.A., Sociology, Thesis title: Movie Advertisements as an Indicator of Changing Social Values in        Iran: 1953- 1973.

Honors and Awards

2007          James P. Gorter Chair of Islamic World Studies at Lake Forest College

1999          Bird Award at Lake Forest College.

1997          American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR/USIA) Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Amman, Jordan,

1994          William L. Dunn Award, Lake Forest College.

1993          United Nations Development Program award of teaching under the auspices of Transfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals (TOKTEN Phase II) Plan for five weeks in Iran.

Invited Engagements

2015:         TED Talk

2014:         Lawrence University, John Hopkins University

2013:         New York, Asia Society New York, Asia Society Houston, De Paul University

2012          University of Chicago

2009:         Northwestern University

2008:         United State Senate, Colorado University

2007:         Oslo University

2005:         El Colegio de San Luis University, Mexico,

Media Presentations

2015          Worldview, WBEZ, NPR

2014          Voice of America

2014          Worldview, WBEZ, NPR

2013          Worldview, WBEZ, NPR

2013          NPR, All Things Considered

2013          BBC, VOA, Radio Farda

2012          Worldview, WBEZ, NPR, ‌‌‌‌‌BBC Persian

2011 ‌‌‌‌‌         BBC Persian Television, WGN

2010          VOA Persian Service, Radio Farda,

2009          Worldview, WBEZ, NPR

2007          Front and Center with John Calloway.

2007          NPR, All Things Considered, BBC, Worldview, WBEZ, NPR

2006          WTTW, Worldview, WBEZ, NPR, WGN

2005          Worldview, WBEZ, NPR Champaign, NPR.



Max Weber’s Sociology of Intellectuals: New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Book translated from Persian:

1.         Shahnameh, The Epic of Persian Kings, translated, abridged and edited with an introduction W.W.Norton, 2013

2.         Reason, Freedom and Democracy in Islam: Essays by Abdolkarim Soroush, New York, Oxford University Press 2000, Co-translator: Mahmoud Sadri 

3.         Books – translated from Arabic:Soldiers of the Sky, By Mahmoud Saeed.  Published in Freedom Volume of   Short Stories published by Amnesty International. Mainstream Publishers, 2009.

4.         Saddam City.  London, Saqi Books, 2004.

Books – in Persian:

1.         Max Weber’s Sociology of Intellectuals, Translated by Mohsen Abniki, Tehran: Kavir Press, 2007

2.         Apocalypse Tomorrow and other Essays, Translated by Amirhossein Teymoori, Kavir Press, Tehran

3.         The Necessity of Reviving The Concept of Civilization in Social Sciences, Tehran: Hermes and Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations, 2001.

Book Chapters:

1.         Abdolkarim Soroush, Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics, Oxford University Press, 2014, coauthor: Mahmoud Sadri.

2.         Mohmmad Khatami, the Accidental President, Oxford handbook of Islam and Politics, Ed: John Esposito, Oxford University Press, 2013.  Coauthor: Mahmoud Sadri.

3.         Legal Opinion as Political Action: The Significance of Ayatollah Montazeri’s Postelection Fatwa in Delegitimizing the Islamic Republic of Iran, co-author, Mahmoud Sadri, in Media, Power and Politics in the Digital Age: the 2009 Presidential Election Uprising in Iran, edited by Yahyam R. Kamalipour, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, New York, 2010.

4.         Delegitimizing the Islamic Republic of Iran with a Fatwa: the Significance of Ayatollah Montazeri’s Post-Election Legal Ruling of July 2009.  Co-author, Mahmoud Sadri, The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future.  Coauthor: Mahmoud Sadri, Editors: Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel. Melvilhouse, New York, 2010.

5.         Weber and the Straussian Charge of Relativism, in: Max Weber Matters: Interweaving Past and Present, Ed: David Chalcraft et al.  Ashgate Publishers, 2008.

6.         Three Faces of Dissent: Cognitive, Expressive and Traditional Discourses in Contemporary Iran in: Iran in 21stCentury: Politics, Economics and Culture, Ed. Homa Katuzian and Hossein Shahidi, Rutledge, October 2007, Co-author: Mahmoud Sadri.