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[Conference] The Islamic Republic of Iran: Continuity or Change?

March 2, 2018 - 8:15am to 5:00pm
Mehrzad Boroujerdi
Saied Golkar
Ladan Baroumand
Ali-Akbar Mousavi
Mehdi Yahyanejad
Pooya Azadi
Hamid Biglari
Ali Ansari
Misagh Parsa
Colin H. Kahl
Abbas Milani
Francis Fukuyama
Michael McFaul
Nayereh Tohidi
Larry Diamond
Event Sponsor: 
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
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Moderated by Larry Diamond, Michael McFaul, Abbas Milani, and Francis Fukuyama. 


Panel 1: Politics and Society

  • Political Elite Formation and Circulation - Mehrzad Boroujerdi
  • Iran after Ayatollah Khamenei: Regime Dynamics and Prospects for Political Change - Saied Golkar
  • What Befell the Democracy Movement in Iran? - Ladan Baroumand

Panel 2: Culture and Media

  • How Technology Has Helped to Transform the Society of Iran: What is at Stake? - Ali-Akbar Mousavi
  • Women, Gender and the Status Quo in Iran: Challenges and Prospects - Nayereh Tohidi
  • How the Iranian Government Lost its Monopoly on Media - Mehdi Yahyanejad

Panel 3: Economy

  • Overview of Recent Trends in the Iranian Economy - Pooya Azadi
  • Iran: An Economy with Great Potential in Disequilibrium - Hamid Biglari

Panel 4: International Factors

  • Iran and the European Union after the JCPOA - Ali Ansari
  • U.S.-Iran Relations in the Age of Trump - Colin H. Kahl 
  • Toward Democracy in Iran: Reform or Revolution? - Misagh Parsa 
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