April 7th 2017
Abbas Milani is the Hamid & Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University and a Professor (by courtesy) in the Stanford Global Studies Division. He is also one of the founding co-directors of the Iran Democracy Project and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. His expertise include U.S.-Iran relations as well as Iranian cultural, political, and security issues.
For the last century, modernity has been the most enduring challenge facing Muslim societies of the Middle East. What does Sayyad Qutb, the grand theorist of the Muslim Brotherhood in predominantly Sunni Egypt, share with Sayyad Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the predominantly Shiite Iran, in their challenge to Modernity?