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04/21/13

Panel Discussion at Brandeis University - The Coming Presidential Elections in Iran: Do they Matter?

Source: Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 5:00-6:30pm
Atrium of the Mandel Center for the Humanities

Iran's last presidential election in 2009 resulted in widespreadaccusations of vote rigging and unforeseen protests that shook the Islamic Republic to its core. On June 14, 2013, Iran will hold its eleventh presidential election to replace the outgoing president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The question on everyone's mind is whether these elections matter anymore and if so, what they mean for the future of Iran, both domestically and internationally. Please join us for an in-depth panel discussion on the state of Iranian politics and impact of the upcoming presidential election.

Moderators

  • Ms. Nazila Fathi, Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Prof. Shai Feldman, Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center 

Panel

  • Prof. Nader Habibi, Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East at the Crown Center
  • Mr. Mehdi Khalaji, Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Dr. Payam Mohseni, Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center
  • Prof. Naghmeh Sohrabi, Associate Director for Research at the Crown Center and the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History at Brandeis

Delicious Middle Eastern appetizers will be served.

Crown Center for Middle East Studies
Heller, Third Floor
415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453
781-736-5320

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