Wed, April 27 at 5pm EST on Zoom and Facebook.

Join a roundtable discussion about the Community School of Tehran led by Matthew Shannon.

The Community School of Tehran was a Presbyterian Mission institution whose internationalist ethos influenced multiple generations of English-speaking students between 1935 and 1980. Former students from Community School—whose alumni base now spans the globe—will share their memories of the school and pre-revolutionary Iran while PHS archivists will discuss collections related to the school and the Presbyterian Mission to Iran. Matthew Shannon is Associate Professor of History at Emory & Henry College, and Principal Investigator of the Community School Oral History Project. He is the author of Losing Hearts and Minds: American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War, editor of American-Iranian Dialogues: From Constitution to White Revolution, c. 1890s-1960s, and co-editor of 9/11 and the Academy: Responses in the Liberal Arts and the 21st Century World. His next book is titled Mission Manifest: American Evangelicals and Iran during the Twentieth Century, which draws on PHS records and it will be part of the “United States in the World” with Cornell University Press.

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