Oct. 8 Kephart Lecture Features Dr. Roy Takeyh, Senior Fellow, Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

10.02.13 VILLANOVA, PaRay Takeyh, PhD will deliver the fifth annual Lore Kephart '86 Distinguished HistorianLecture on Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm in the Villanova Room of Connelly Center.  His lecture is entitled "Iran in Transition: US-Iran Relations in the Nuclear Age." 

Dr. Takeyh is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and adjunct professor, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University.  His areas of specialization are Iran, political reform in the Middle East and Islamist movements and parties. Prior to joining the Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Takeyh was Senior Advisor on Iran at the Department of State. He is the author of several books, including The Guardians of Revolution: Iran's Approach to the World (Oxford University Press, 2009).  His commentary has also been featured in many newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington PostLos Angeles Times, Financial Times and International Herald Tribune.

Dr. Takeyh has testified frequently in front various congressional committees and has appeared on  PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Charlie Rose, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC, FOX and CSPAN. Dr. Takeyh has a doctorate in modern history from Oxford University.  

The Lore Kephart '86 Distinguished Historians Lecture Series was established in memory of Lore Kephart '86 through an endowment to the University by her husband, Horace L. Kephart. It is free and open to the public.

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