Woman, Life, Freedom: A Retrospective with Marjane Satrapi and Abbas Milani

Marjane Satrapi
Abbas Milani
Sima Sabet
Sat September 16th 2023, 10:00 - 11:30am
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Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
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Conversation with Marjane Satrapi and Abbas Milani, moderated by Sima Sabet. Event is in Persian.

On September 16, 2022, in Iran, Mahsa Amini succumbed to beatings from the morality police because she had not worn her veil "well." Her death sparked a wave of protests across the country, which turned into an unprecedented women’s movement. One year later, Marjane Satrapi and Abbas Milani discuss her death, the fight for women’s rights in Iran, and the new book Woman, Life, Freedom (L ‘Iconoclast). In this book, Marjane Satrapi brought together three specialists: Farid Vahid, political scientist, Jean-Pierre Perrin, acclaimed reporter, Abbas Milani, historian, and seventeen of the greatest cartoonists from Europe, the United States, and Iran to tell the story of this major event for Iran, and for all of us.

Marjane Satrapi, photo credit Rahi Rezvani

Marjane Satrapi is the author of PersepolisEmbroideriesChicken with Plums, and several children’s books. She co-wrote and co-directed the animated feature film version of Persepolis, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Since 2006, she has been a film director and script writer. Among other work, she directed Voices and Radioactive.She is currently working on her new film, Paris Paradis. (photo credit: Rahi Rezvani)

Abbas Milani, photo credit Babak Payami
Abbas Milani is the director of the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University, and co-director of the Iran Democracy Project and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. His expertise is U.S.-Iran relations as well as Iranian cultural, political, and security issues. He has published more than twenty books and two hundred articles and book reviews in scholarly magazines, journals, and newspapers. (photo credit: Babak Payami)

Sima Sabet

Sima Sabet hosted the most successful and popular talk show aired on Iran International TV  for more than four years. In 2023, the European Parliament invited her to speak on the Iranian uprising, and she has been featured by international media outlets like The Guardian, DW, Voice of America, and more.  Prior to her tenure at Iran International TV, Sima worked for the BBC World Service and the United Nations. She holds a PhD in political science. 
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