Please join us this Thursday, November 11, at 5:00 pm for a talk with Prof. Kaveh Ehsani! Prof. Ehsani is a Professor of International Studies at DePaul University. He has had extensive experience as an international development planner on postwar reconstruction, rural development, water resource management, environmental planning, industrial renewal, and urban development. He has served as a consultant for the UNDP, Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies, the World Bank, FEMA, and the University of Tehran's Institute of Social Research. Among Prof. Ehsani’s works are the books Working for Oil: Comparative Social Histories of Labor in the Oil Industry and Social History of Oil in Iran: The Built Environment and the Formation of Industrial Working Class. He is also a longstanding contributing editor to the journals Goftogu (Dialogue) in Tehran, Middle East Report (MERIP), and Iranian Studies.
Professor Ehsani’s current research is about the historical and contemporary impact of oil on society and politics; the historical sociology of warfare; the politics of property, land use, and water; the urban process and spatial change in Middle East cities; and the political economy and geopolitics of post-revolution Iran.
The title of his talk is “Rethinking the Social History of Oil Capitalism in Iran.”