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05/05/10

Civil Society and Democracy in Iran: Canadian and Comparative Perspectives Conference May 14-15, 2010


Place: University of Toronto, Centre for Ethics
6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto ON, Canada, M5S 1H8

Friday, May 14, 2010

9:00-9:15 am: Coffee and Registration

9:15-9:30 am: Opening Remarks: Professor Melissa Williams

9:30-9:45 am: Welcoming Remarks: Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo

9:45-10:30 am: Keynote Speaker: Professor Andrew Arato (New School for Social Research)

10:30-10:45 am: Coffee Break

10:45-12:45 pm: Panel I: Thinking Civil Society and State in Iran
- Mojtaba Mahdavi (University of Alberta)
- Karim Sajadpour (Carnegie Endowment)
- Peyman Vahabzadeh (University of Victoria)
- Farzin Vahdat (Vassar College)
(Moderator: Hossein Moghtaderi, University of Toronto)

12:45-2:00 pm: Break

2:00-2:15 pm: Remarks by David Malone (President, IDRC)

2:15-4:15 pm: Panel II: Democracy Abroad: The Ethics of "Democracy Promotion"
- Payam Akhavan (McGill University)
- David Cameron (University of Toronto)
- Hon. Bob Rae (Liberal Party of Canada)
- Janice Stein (University of Toronto)
(Moderator: Alidad Mafinezam, Mosaic Institute)

4:15-4:30 pm: Coffee Break

4:30-6:30 pm: Panel III: The Role of Women in Iranian Civil Society
- Niloufar Golkar (York University)
- Mehranguiz Kar (Cape Town)
- Azadeh Kian (Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot)
- Haideh Moghissi, (York University)
(Moderator: Victoria Tahmasebi, University of Toronto)


Saturday, May 15, 2010

9:00-11:00 am: Panel IV: Exploring the Youth Movement in Iran
- Ron Deibert (University of Toronto)
- Nazila Fathi (The New York Times)
- Ata Hoodashtian (Management Institute of Canada, Montreal)
- Omid Memarian (USA)
(Moderator: Mehrdad Hariri, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health)

11:00-11:15 am: Coffee Break

11:15-1:15 pm: Panel V: Islam, Secularism and Civil Society in Iran
- Mehrzad Boroujerdi (Syracuse University)
- Yousefi Eshkevari (Iran)
- Akbar Ganji (Iran)
- Fatemeh Haghighatjoo (University of Massachusetts)
(Moderator: Farzin Vahdat, Vassar College)

1:15-2:15 pm: Break

2:15-4:15 pm: Panel VI: The Role of Trade Unions in Iranian Civil Society
- Sohrab Behdad (Denison College)
- Farhad Nomani (American University in Paris)
- Saeed Rahnema (York University)
(Moderator: Ramin Jahanbegloo, University of Toronto)

4:15-4:30 pm: Coffee Break

4:30-6:30 pm: Panel VII: Democracy in Exile: Dilemmas of Activism
- Nader Hashemi (Denver University)
- C. Rajeshkumar (Sri Lanka Democracy Forum)
- Jai Sen (CAcim, India)
(Moderator: Melissa Williams, University of Toronto)
 

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