Houchang E. Chehabi, Professor of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, gave a February 1, 2019 talk at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University.
Chehabi delivered a talk entitled “Ancient Sport” (varzesh-e bastani) as Invented Tradition.”
Houchang Chehabi has taught at Harvard and has been a visiting professor at the University of St. Andrews, UCLA, and the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa. He has published two books, Iranian Politics and Religious Modernism: The Liberation Movement of Iran under the Shah and Khomeini (1990) and Distant Relations: Iran and Lebanon in the Last 500 Years (2006). Chehabi has written numerous articles, book reviews, and translations. You can read more about him here.