May 12, 2015

Arab Shī‛a and Shī‛īsm vs. Wilāyat al-Faqīh

The Centre for Lebanese Studies, St Antony’s College, Oxford in Collaboration with the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Tufts University

Cordially Invites You to a Workshop Titled

Arab Shī‛a and Shī‛īsm vs. Wilāyat al-Faqīh

The Dahrendorf Room, St Antony’s College, OX2 6JF, Oxford

1 June, 2015, 9 am – 5 pm


This gathering of 15 academics will explore aspects of the Iranian influence on the Arab Shia. It will examine the nuances of the relationship, and its complex nature. It will go beyond the apparent hegemony of the Islamic Republic to explore the multifaceted differences at work on both the Iranian and Arab sides, and situate the ongoing dynamics in their proper contexts.

The schedule will follow shortly. 

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