June 3, 2012
About the Speaker
Darioush Ashouri has served as a visiting professor and lecturer of Persian language and literature at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Oxford University, and of political philosophy and political sociology at the University of Tehran. He is the author of ”An Introduction to Sociology", "Modernity and Us", "Dictionary of Philosophy and Political Science", "Political Encyclopedia" among others. He is also a translator of works by Nietzsche, William Shakespeare and Nicola Machiavelli. By his prolific publications in several disciplines he is considered an influential and referential figure in contemporary literary and linguistic life of Iran. He has worked extensively as author, essayist, translator, literary critique, encyclopedist, and lexicologist. His intellectual interests cover a wide interdisciplinary range, including political sciences, literature, philosophy and linguistics.