Over the last few months, Iran has experienced a series of street protests in rural areas and social arenas once seen as the key support base for the Islamic Republic, the Middle East Institute notes. Politically active youth are voicing their frustrations with the country’s political, social, and economic prospects. Many of these protests as well as online activism have been met with pushback from conservatives and crackdown from the government. What are the prospects for change in Iran’s existing political system?
- Daniel Brumberg, Director, Democracy and Governance, Georgetown University,
Senior non-resident fellow, Project on Middle East Democracy
- Shadi Mokhtari, Professor, American University
- Azadeh Pourzand, Co-founder and executive director, Siamak Pourzand Foundation [and a former Penn Kemble fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy]
- Alex Vatanka, moderator, Senior Fellow, MEI
When: Tuesday, April 24, 1:30-3:00PM
Where: Middle East Institute, 1319 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036