Examining U.S. – Iranian relations from an anthropological perspective, Dr. William Beeman shares a point a view you might have not considered in the past. He contends there is no evidence that Iran is building a nuclear weapons and the United States needs to begin treating Iran with the respect they deserve. A country larger than the state of Alaska, Beeman describes Iran’s diverse cultural and geographical makeup and responds to questions from the audience on how to proceed with U.S. – Iranian relations in the future. The President of the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association, Dr. Beeman was recorded addressing the Alaska World Affairs Council on Friday, October 23.
- Beeman’s slide show presentation at AWAC: U.S. – Iranian Relations in the Age of Obama (PDF)
- Beeman blog: Cultural and International Affairs
- The Great Satan vs. the Mad Mullahs: How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other by William Beeman
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RECORDED: Monday October 23, 2009
AIRED ON KSKA: Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
REPEATS: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 9:00 p.m.
SPEAKER: Dr. William Beeman, Professor & Chair of the Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota; President of the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association
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