Sayed Amir Mirtaheri successfully defended his dissertation entitled "(In)Security of the Chosen People: Theological Foundations of Shi‘a Strategic Culture" on March 9. His committee members included Dr. Mohiaddin Mesbahi (Major Professor), Dr. Nicholas Onuf, and Dr. Thomas Breslin from the Department of Politics and International Relations and Dr. Maria Logrono from the Department of History, FIU.
Through the wonders of technology Amir was able to make his presentation via Skype from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. The same was true for Dr. Onuf, who was able to attend the defense through Skype transmission all the way from San Diego, California.
Congratulations, once again, Amir!