Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Prof of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York. He has written extensively in major publications and peer reviewed journals on a variety of topics including religion, literature, cinema and philosophy. He founded Dreams of a Nation, a Palestinian Film Project, dedicated to preserving and safeguarding Palestinian Cinema. He is also a public speaker, a current affairs essayist (contributing opinion pieces regularly to the Al Jazeera website), and a staunch anti-war activist.
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