Ramin Jahanbegloo is associate professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, where he also serves as a research fellow with the Centre for Ethics.

He has served as the head of the Department of Contemporary Studies at the Cultural Research Centre in Tehran, was Rajni Kothari Professor of Democracy at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in new Delhi, India, and taught at the Academy of Philosophy in Tehran.

He has also worked as a researcher at the French Institute for Iranian Studies and a fellow at The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, History and Political Science and later his PhD in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University.

His books include, The Spirit of India (Penguin, 2008); India Revisited: Conversations on Contemporary India (Oxford university Press, 2007); The Clash of Intolerances (Har-Anand, 2007); and, Iran: Between Tradition and Modernity (Kexington books, 2004).

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