موضوع؛ ایرانیان مهاجر در روسیه – چکونه شکل گرفت، توسعه یافت و تحت تاثیر تبعید و سرکوب دوران استالین قرار گرفت
سخنران: دکتر سوتلانا راوندی- فدایی
Lana Ravandi-Fadai– PhD, Professor of the Contemporary East in the Department of History,
Political Science and Law of the Russian State University for the Humanities,
Senior Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science
Lana (Svetlana) Ravandi-Fadai, Ph.D., graduated from the Eastern Studies Department of Baku State University and in 1997 received her Master’s Degree as a Regional Specialist in Iran from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. After earning her doctoral degree in 2002, Dr. Ravandi-Fadai became a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russia Academy Sciences. In 2010, she won a research fellowship at the Institute for Social History in Amsterdam.
In addition to her ongoing work as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Dr. Ravandi-Fadai is currently a professor of the Contemporary East in the Department of History, Political Science and Law at the Russian State University for the Humanities and an associate professor in the Department of World Economics and Politics at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
Her works examine political and social developments in Iran, the contemporary Middle East and the Caucasus: political parties and factions, government institutions, educational policy, and ethnic and women’s issues.
Dr. Ravandi-Fadai’s book, Political Parties and Organizations of Iran (2010), traces the formation of modern political parties in Iran from the early 20th century to the present and was chosen out of 700 new publications as runner-up for «Best Book of the Year on Political Science and the Middle East» by the Russian Academy of Sciences. She was a contributor to the quadralingual book Storied Land: Kurdish Culture Through the Eyes of Russian Scholars (2014) and co-authored The Past and Present of Religious Mentoring in Shia Islam (2017) about the institution of marja’ taqlid (second prize for best book of the year from the Institute of Oriental Studies). Her book, Victims of Their Faith, co-authored with Dr. Touraj Atabaki, traces the fates of Iranian communist revolutionaries in the first half of the 20th century.
She has authored over 100 scholarly publications and been invited to speak at the University of Tehran, Oxford University, Virginia Military Institute, SOAS University of London, and Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale,” among others.