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Conference at Columbia University: (Iran) After The Election


December 5, 2009
Columbia University
Altschul Auditorium
International Affairs Building

The recent elections in Iran, and subsequent challenges to their legitimacy, have been a matter of enormous internal conflict in Iran, and of seemingly endless debate in the rest of the world. As protesters continue to take to the Iranian street to voice their opposition to the elections, fault-lines are emerging amongst the ruling elite. These momentous events constitute a significant challenge to the legitimacy of the Iranian regime and the future of the Islamic Republic. The conference will be an opportunity to have leading Iranian scholars and analysts discuss the impact of the recent elections, Iran's relationship with the international community and the theocratic foundations of the Islamic Republic.

Sponsored By The Middle East Institute & Columbia University


Asef Bayat, Leiden University
Richard Bulliet, Columbia University
Houchang Chehabi, Boston University
Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University
Mansour Farhang, Bennington College
Farideh Farhi, University of Hawaii
Hossein Kamaly, Barnard College
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, University of Pennsylvania
Gary Sick, Columbia University
AbdolKarim Soroush
Shahla Talebi, Arizona State University
Wayne White, Middle East Institute (D.C.)
Judith Yaphe, The National Defense University

Event Schedule

Coffee and Registration 8:30 - 9:30

Opening Remarks 9:30- 9:45

Richard Bulliet

The Aftermath of the Election 9:45 -12:00

Ervand Abrahamian
Asef Bayat
Hamid Dabashi
Shahla Talebi
Lunch 12:00 - 2:00

International Challenges 2:00 - 4:00

Farideh Farhi
Gary Sick
Wayne White
Judith Yaphe

Appraising the Life of The Republic 4:30 - 7:00

Houchang Chehabi
Mansour Farhang
Hossein Kamaly
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet
Abdolkarim Soroush

This conference is free and open to the public.

Getting to the Conference

The School of International and Public Affairs is located at 420 West 118th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive. When you enter the building, "street level" is considered the fourth floor, and Altschul Auditorium is room 417.

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