Trinity University’s Food For Thought Luncheon 2012 Lecture Series Announced

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Mary Anthony
mary.anthony@trinity.edu
210-999-8441
Nov. 28, 2011

Trinity University’s Food For Thought Luncheon 2012 Lecture Series Announced


Trinity Professors to discuss their research or field of study


SAN ANTONIO Sussan Siavoshi, professor and chair of political science, will discuss, “Is Iran Ready for Another Revolution?” as the first speaker of Trinity University Alumni Association’s 2012 Food for Thought luncheon lecture series at noon Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the Coates University Center Fiesta Room. 

Soon after the announcement of the official results of the 2009 presidential elections millions of Iranians, from all walks of life and all ages, poured into the streets of Tehran and other big cities to protest the official outcome. This unprecedented challenge shook the political establishment to its core. To some observers of Iran the huge gatherings of protesters were harbingers of another popular revolution reminiscent of the massive one in 1979, and inevitably raised the question of whether Iran will soon witness another social revolution. Siavoshi’s talk will explore this question by looking at the socio-economic and political contexts of contemporary Iran.  

Siavoshi serves as the chair of the political science department at Trinity University. Before joining the faculty at Trinity, Siavoshi was a visiting scholar at UCLA’s Near Eastern Studies Center and served as a teaching associate at Ohio Wesleyan University and Ohio State University. She is a member of several societies, including the American Political Science Association, the International Society for Iranian Studies, the Society of Persianate Studies and the International Advisory Council of the TODA Institute for Peace and Policy.

Other speakers and topics in the 2012 Food For Thought series include:

  • Feb. 1 - Jane Childers, associate professor, psychology, "Explorations of the Mental Processes Children Use When Learning New Verbs"
  • March 7 - Amer Kaissi, associate professor, health care administration, "Health Care Reform: Two Years Later"
  • April 4 - Peter O'Brien, professor, political science, "Islam in Europe"
  • May 2 - David Macpherson, E.M. Stevens professor, economics, "Current Trends in Pensions"

All luncheons will begin at noon. A season subscription to the series is available for $80. Individual lectures are $17 per person.  Reservations should be made three days in advance by calling the Alumni Relations Office at 210-999-8404.

The Food For Thought series offers Trinity professors the opportunity to leave the classroom and speak on their research or field of study to the San Antonio community.  The series is sponsored by the San Antonio chapter of the Trinity University Alumni Association.