Reza Aslan: An American Martyr in Persia
Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 14:30-15:30
Session No: 59
A century ago, an American Christian missionary reluctantly set off for Iran. Little did he know that, years later, there would be statues in Iran commemorating him as a martyr. Captivated by Iranians and their culture, Howard Baskerville died fighting for the Iranian revolution. Did it matter that he was American and Christian and had arrived on his own mission? Reza Aslan’s new biography of Howard Baskerville sheds a comparative light on Iran’s history, American Iranian relations, and a powerful parable about universal ideals that we often forget to remember.
Reza Aslan is a leading expert in world religions, an internationally renowned writer and professor, an Emmy and Peabody nominated producer, and recipient of the prestigious James Joyce Award.
This session is moderated by Anamika Chatterjee
As you plan your day at the Festival, please take into consideration that it takes between 30-60 mins to commute between the Intercontinental, Festival City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.