Ata Hoodashtian: Modernity Beyond the West

/ The Toronto Initiative for Iranian Studies


Ata Hoodashtian


February 15, 2019

Welcome to the Season 1 Finale of Parse!

The 10th episode of Parse is an excerpt from a lecture given by Ata Hoodashtian titled “Modernity Beyond the West” where he discusses the history of Western European Modernity, and its interactions with non-Western cultures like Iran, during the processes of colonization, industrialization, and globalization.

Dr. Ata Hoodashtian received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Paris (St.Denis) in 1998 and received his MA and DEA in Philosophy from Sorbonne University in France. He has taught at the University of Paris for 10 years, and has also taught in Central Asia, China, South Africa, the US, Canada, and central African countries in Both English and French. His areas of research are Western and Eastern philosophical systems, International Politics, Islamic society, and Iran and modernity. Hoodashtian has published two books: Modernity and Globalization published in 2002 in Iran, and Modernité sans Occident (Modernity without the West) in 2006 in France.