Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Registration: 11:30 am
Luncheon and Program: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Speaker: Sandra Mackey, Award winning writer and author of The Iranians: Persia, Islam and the Soul of a Nation
Cancellation Policy: If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. If the cancellation is made less than 24 hours in advance, the full charge for services will apply.
Place: Capital City Club, 7 John Portman Blvd., Atlanta GA 30303
Cost: Lunch and Program for members: $30 (non members $40)
The Iranians explores Iran in the context of its old and complex culture, for throughout its history Iran has struggled with two warring identities-one evolving from the values, social organization, and arts of ancient Persia, the other from Islam. By examining the relationship between these two identities, The Iranians explains how the revolution of 1979 came about, why the Islamic Republic has failed, and how Iran today is on the brink of chaos. In this defining portrait of a troubled nation and the forces that shape it, Iranian history and religion become accessible to the nonspecialist. Combining impeccable scholarship with the human insight of firsthand observations, The Iranians provides vital understanding of this unique and pivotal nation.