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Iran's Nuclear Programme: A Surge into Modernity

Speaker: David Patrikarakos
Chair: Dr Roham Alvandi, LSE

Wednesday 5 December 2012, 18.30-20.00, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

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Drawing on years of research and access to unique sources, David Patrikarakos will tell the history of Iran’s nuclear programme, from its beginnings under the Shah until the present day. He will argue that the nuclear programme is the exegesis of modern Iran, evolving alongside the modern state itself. Its history is a kind of tabula rasa (a blank slate) onto which modern Iran’s evolution has been and continues to be written; or, more simply, it is the story of Iran’s attempt to deal with modernity: ordered, detailed, configured.

Copies of Nuclear Iran will be available for purchase at the lecture.

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David Patrikarakos| is a writer, essayist and journalist based in London. He is the author of Nuclear Iran: The Birth of an Atomic State. He can be followed on Twitter @dpatrikarakos|.




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