Houchang Chehabi, Professor of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, is currently part of a Berlin residence sponsored by the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. As part of the program, the fellows were invited to the residence of the President of Germany on June 11, 2015, where Prof. Chehabi and other fellows in the Humboldt programs met President Joachim Gauck and briefly discussed their work with him.
The Berlin residence program has also allowed Prof. Chehabi to maintain a busy lecturing program in Europe this summer. On June 1, 2015, he participated in and chaired a session at a workshop on Arab Shia and Shii’sm vs. Wilayat al-Faqih at the Center for Lebanese Studies at St. Antony’s College at Oxford University, England.
Later on June 4, 2015, he presented a paper at the Amsterdam symposium “Iran: Transnational Encounters and Social History,” organize by the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. His paper was titled “Before Hezbollah: Lebanese-Iranian Ties through the Ages.” At the same event, Chehabi celebrated the European launch of his co-edited book Iran in the Middle East: Transnational Encounters and Social History, from I. B. Tauris Press. The book will be released in the U. S. on July 30, 2015.
While in the Netherlands (June 5-6, 2015), Prof. Chehabi also chaired a session at the 15th annual conference of the International Qajar Studies Association in Eijsden.
Houchang Chehabi is an expert on middle eastern politics, shiism and on international law. His recent books include Iran and the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century (2013). Learn more about him here.