The international colloquium, titled “The Jewish Communities of the Persian Gulf: New Themes in Their Modern History,” took place May 15, 2006.
Among the speakers:
Session 1: The Realm of Baghdadi Jewish Entrepreneurs
Chair: Prof. Amalia Levanoni
— Prof. Gad G. Gilbar: The Sassoons in Iran, Amin al-Zarb in Hong Kong: Some Lessons (Watch, Listen) (NOTE: Tracing the Tribe watched this very interesting presentation of the Sassoon family, whose empire stretched to Hong Kong).
— Questions from the Audience (Watch)
Session 2: Jewish-Muslim Socio-economic Relations in Late Qajar Iran
Chair: Prof. David Yeroushalmi, Tel Aviv University
Session 3: Cultural Aspects of Jewish Life: Iran and Iraq
Chair: Dr. Soli Shahvar, University of Haifa
— Prof. Goel Cohen: The Iranian Jewish Press during the Pahlavi Period. This was not recorded.
Prof. Amatzia Baram (Watch)
These are interesting topics and perspective not usually addressed elsewhere.