SELECTED LIST OF ORGANIZING, DISCUSSING, AND MODERATING ROLES PLAYED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

 

Invited Organizer, "Islam in a Challenging Time," The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, August 1-6, 2008. (forthcoming).

 

Invited Organizer, "Teaching Workshop: Teaching Sociology of the Middle East." The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Summer 2008 (forthcoming).

 

Organizer and Chair, "Teaching Sociology of the Middle East," Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, August 13-16, 2005.

 

Discussant, "Neo-Liberalism and Social Change in the Third World," The14th Symposium of the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development, Recife, Brazil, July 25-29, 2005.

 

Discussant, "Islam and Secularism in Iran," The Annual Meeting of the Center for Iranian and Research Analysis, Widener University, May 6-8, 2005.

 

Discussant, "Issues in Democratization in Contemporary Iran," the XV Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, Australia, July 7-13, 2002.

 

Chair and Discussant, "Social and Cultural Changes Since the Islamic Revolution," the 4th Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, The Society for Iranian Studies, Washington, DC, May 24-26, 2002.

 

Discussant, Reza Afshari's Human Rights in Iran: The Abuse of Cultural Relativism, Annual Meeting of Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, Emory University, Atlanta, April 26-28, 2002.

 

Discussant, Zohreh Sullivan's Exiled Memories: Stories of Iranian Diaspora, Annual Meeting of Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, Emory University, Atlanta, April 26-28, 2002

 

Discussant Elaine Sciolino's Persian Mirrors, the 19th Annual Meeting of Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, University of Toronto, Toronto, April 28-29, 2001.

 

Chair and Discussant, "Civil Society and the Democratization in Iran," the 19th Annual Meeting of Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, University of Toronto, Toronto, April 28-29, 2001.

 

Chair and Discussant, "Collective Actions and Reactions of Iranian Academicians to Developments in Iran," the 19th Annual Meeting of Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, University of Toronto, Toronto, April 28-29, 2001.

 

Discussant, "Issues in Contemporary Iranian Politics," the Middle East Studies Association, Orlando, Florida, November 16-19, 2000.

 

Panel Organizer for the Annual Meeting of the North Central Sociological Association, Pittsburgh, April 20-23, 1995 (Organized 13 panels).

 

Program Coordinator, The 13th Annual Conference of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA), Ohio State University, April 7-9, 1995.

 

Chair and Discussant, "Social Structure," Michigan Sociological Association, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, October 8, 1994.

 

Panelist, "Integrating Global Issues into Sociology Curriculum," 1994 Annual Meeting of West Virginia Sociological Association, Marshal University, Huntington, October 6-7, 1994.

 

Invited Organizer, Presider, and Discussant, "The Fundamentalist Challenge in the Middle East," The 89th Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Los Angeles, August 5-9, 1994.

 

Discussant, "Political Culture in Iran," Annual Meeting of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, April 29-May 1, 1994.

 

Invited Organizer and Teacher, "Workshop on Teaching Sociology of Development," The American Sociological Association, August, 1993, Miami, Florida.

 

Panelist, "Sustainable Development," The 11th Annual Science Symposium, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, May 15, 1993.

 

Panelist, "Middle East, Development, and the New World Order," Colloquium on Development and the New World Order, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, May 14, 1993.

 

Organizer and Chair, "Sociology of Aging," the North Central Sociological Association, Toledo, April 1993.

 

Organizer and Co-Teacher, "Workshop on Internationalization of Sociology Curriculum," North Central Sociological Association, Fort Wayne, Indiana, April, 1992.  This workshop was repeated at the NCSA in April, 1993.