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Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo
Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo

Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo (Persian: رامین جهانبگلو , born 1961 in Tehran) is an Iranian political philosopher and a university professor. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... To suggest a relevant news story for the Main Page, refer to the criteria then add your suggestion at the candidates page. ... Image File history File links Ramin_Jahanbegloo. ... Image File history File links Ramin_Jahanbegloo. ... Persian may refer to more than one article: the Western name for Iranian (see Iran/Persia naming controversy) Persian, an Iranian language the Persians, an ethnic group a Persian, a breed of cat Persian, a Pokémon character Etymology English Persian < Old English, < Latin *Persianus, < Latin Persia, < ancient Greek Persis... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Map of Iran and surrounding lands, showing location of Tehran View from Jamaran looking southwest toward Elahiyeh, Jordan, and Shemiran districts of Tehran. ... A professor giving a lecture The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ...

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Education

Jahanbegloo gained his Ph.D. in philosophy from Sorbonne University and his post-doctorate education in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... Philosopher in Meditation (detail), by Rembrandt. ... ... Harvard University campus (old map) Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ...


Works

He is one of the most influential members of the Iranian intellectual movement, with much of his writing focused on constructive dialogue among divergent cultures. He has contributed significantly to understanding of western philosophy in Iran and has written numerous books in Persian, English and French, as well as several articles, about Western Philosophy and Modernism. He was an adjunct professor of Political Science department in University of Toronto when he was in Canada. He has been the Head of Department for Contemporary Studies at Cultural Research Bureau. Persian is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada by student population. ...


He has interviewed numerous scholars and intellectuals from all over the world, including Isaiah Berlin, George Steiner, and Noam Chomsky and, more recently, the Dalai Lama. Through the last couple of years he invited Richard Rorty, Antonio Negri, and Michael Ignatieff and other scholars to Iran. A scholar is either a student or someone who has achieved a mastery of some academic discipline. ... An intellectual is a person who uses his or her intellect to study, reflect, and speculate on a variety of different ideas. ... Sir Isaiah Berlin, OM, (June 6, 1909 – November 5, 1997) was a political philosopher and historian of ideas, regarded as one of the leading liberal thinkers of the 20th century. ... George Steiner, prominent literary critic, was born on April 23, 1929 in Paris to Viennese parents. ... Noam Chomsky Avram Noam Chomsky (b. ... The 14th and current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (born 1935) The 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso (1876-1933) In Tibetan Buddhism, the successive Dalai Lamas (Tibetan: ཏ་ཱལའི་བླ་མ་ taa-la’i bla-ma; Simplified Chinese: 达赖喇嘛; Traditional Chinese: 達賴喇嘛; pinyin: Dálài Lǎmā) form a tulku lineage of Gelugpa leaders which trace... Richard McKay Rorty (born October 4, 1931 in New York City) is an American philosopher. ... Antonio Negri (1933- ) is a moral and political philosopher from Italy. ... Michael Grant Ignatieff, M.P., (born May 12, 1947 in Toronto) is a Canadian scholar, novelist and Liberal Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons. ...


Arrest

In May 2006, after he came back from India to Iran, Jahanbegloo was arrested by the Iranian government, speculated to have a relation to his recent interview with a Spanish newspaper about Ahmadinejad's comments concerning the Holocaust. [1] [2] [3] , sometimes also transcribed into English as Mahmud, Mahmood, Ahmadinezhad, Ahmadi-Nejad, Ahmadi Nejad (Persian: ; born October 28, 1956), is the sixth president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Selection at the Auschwitz camp in 1944, where the Nazis chose whom to kill immediately and whom to use as slave labor or for medical experimentation. ...


On May 3, Iran judiciary branch officials confirmed that he has been arrested and now he is imprisoned in the Evin Prison. Additionally, an unconfirmed source told the Fars News Agency that he was charged with spying. [4] May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... Evin Prison (زندان اوین) is a prison in Iran, located in the north of Tehran. ... The Fars News Agency is an Iranian news agency based in Tehran. ... Spy and secret agent redirect here; for alternate use, see Spy (disambiguation) and Secret agent (disambiguation). ...


On May 4, a friend of his told CBC News that he has been transferred to a hospital. [5] May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Cipher-block chaining ...


On May 5, Human Rights Watch expressed concern about Jahanbegloo being detained without charge and stated that he must immediately be released. [6] [7] May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... Human Rights Watch is a U.S.-based international human rights non-governmental organization located in New York City, USA, that conducts advocacy and research on human rights issues. ...


On May 6, The Ottawa Citizen published an article containing concerns voiced by Jahanbegloo's friends that he was being tortured. These concerns become more urgent when it became known that Jahanbegloo had been examined twice in the medical clinic at Tehran's notorious Evin Prison for political prisoners. Boston University Professor Houchang Chehabi, an Iranian friend of Jahanbegloo, indicated this was a "bad sign" because it "may mean he's been tortured..." [8] May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... The Ottawa Citizen (established 1845) is an English-language daily newspaper owned by CanWest Global in Ottawa, Canada. ... For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ...


On May 9, more reports from Tehran raise concerns about Jahanbegloo's welfare. According to an AFP report, a hardline Iranian publisher ran a story that accused Jahanbegloo of having links to U.S. and Israeli espionage. May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... Map of Iran and surrounding lands, showing location of Tehran View from Jamaran looking southwest toward Elahiyeh, Jordan, and Shemiran districts of Tehran. ... AFP logo Charles Havas Paris headquarters of AFP Agence France-Presse (AFP) is the oldest news agency in the world. ... Espionage is the practice of obtaining information about an organization or a society that is considered secret or confidential (spying) without the permission of the holder of the information. ...

"Ramin Jahanbegloo has been linked to the CIA and the Mossad for a while but he has been under surveillance," Jomhuri Eslami newspaper charged, without giving a source.
"He is considered as one of the key elements in the American plan for the smooth toppling" of the Islamic regime, the report added, saying he was on a US payroll to conduct "cultural activities against Iran".
"Some of these elements were even trained by the CIA and the Mossad ... and were in touch with embassies to carry out activities for the United States and the 'Zionist' regime," it said of Jahanbegloo, who has a doctorate from the Sorbonne in Paris. [9]

These accusations are troubling, as they mirror the accusations made against Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, who was also accused of espionage. Kazemi died while in the custody of Evin Prison, with reports surfacing later of torture and brutality. [10] The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... Official seal of the Mossad (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations) is an Israeli intelligence agency, often referred to as Mossad (in English: Institution). ... The Sorbonne, Paris, in a 17th century engraving The Sorbonne today, from the same point of view The Sorbonne is frequently used in ordinary parlance as synonymous with the faculty of theology of Paris or the University of Paris in its entirety. ... The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city For other uses, see Paris (disambiguation). ... An Iranian-Canadian is a person of Iranian descent or origin who was born in or immigrated to Canada. ... Zahra Ziba Kazemi-Ahmadabadi (زهرا کاظمی احمدآبادی in Persian)‎ (1949 - July 11, 2003) was an Iranian (Persian)-born freelance photographer, residing in Montreal (Canada), who died in custody of Iranian officials following her arrest in her native country. ...


On May 13, the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), an Iranian human rights group headed by Iran's Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, voiced concern over the arrest and jailing of the prominent intellectual. [11] [12] May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... The Nobel Peace Prize Medal featuring a portrait of Alfred Nobel Lester B. Pearson after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize is one of five Nobel Prizes bequested by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... Catherine Zeta Jones congratulating Shirin Ebadi at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, December 11 2003. ...


On May 15, the Council of the European Union, following a meeting in Brussels, issued a press release expressing concerns about the detention of Jahanbegloo, including the detention's underlying message that Iranians ought not to communicate or associate with Europeans: May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... The Council of the European Union forms, along with the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union (EU). ... Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Brussels City Hall Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, pronounced ; French: Bruxelles, pronounced in Belgian French and often by non-Belgian speakers of French; German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium, the...

"The Council is seriously concerned about the detention of the Iranian philosopher Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo. The Council calls upon Iranian authorities not to penalize Iranian citizens for their contacts with Europeans, including embassies, universities and cultural institutes". [13] [14] [15]

On May 19, more than 400 prominent international figures, including Nobel laureates, scholars and human rights activists, in an open letter demanded Jahanbegloo’s immediate release. Among the undersigned are Noam Chomsky, J.M. Coetzee, Shirin Ebadi, Krzysztof Zanussi, and Howard Zinn. [16] [17] May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... Noam Chomsky Avram Noam Chomsky (b. ... J.M. Coetzee John Maxwell Coetzee (pronounced coot-SEE-uh) is a South African author. ... Catherine Zeta Jones congratulating Shirin Ebadi at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, December 11 2003. ... Krzysztof Zanussi, (b. ... Howard Zinn Howard Zinn (born August 24, 1922) is an American historian and political scientist. ...


On June 13, Reuters reported from Tehran that Jahanbegloo was barred from seeing a lawyer during his interrogations. [18] June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY) is best known as a news service that provides reports from around the world to newspapers and broadcasters. ...


See also

Iranian philosophy can be traced back as far as to Old Iranian philosophical traditions and thoughts which originated in ancient Indo-Iranian roots and were considerably influenced by Zarathustras teachings. ... Intellectual Movements in Iran mainly refer to Iranian experience of modernism through which Iranian modernity and its associated art, science, literature, poetry and political structures have been evolving since 19th century. ...

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