"Contemporary Events in Iran in Light of the Iranian Revolution""Contemporary Events in Iran in Light of the Iranian Revolution"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/121752Chase Auditorium2009-12-05T10:00:002009-12-05T16:30:00
December 5,2009 10:00AM–4:30PM
Do theories that have been applied to the Iranian Revolution shed light on contemporary events? In what ways has Iranian society changed in the thirty years following the Revolution and how have these changes affected political alignments? How have the class, ethnic, religious and other group structures changed? What, for example, is the current position of the bazaar (and of the groups that make up the bazaar)? What about the various groups of workers? What are the consequences of continued controversy among the "clergy" about the Velayat-e faqih? Do the same groups that supported the consolidation of the Revolution still support the Islamic regime? If so, why? If not, why not? How has the position of Iran within the international system changed economically, politically and ideologically? In what ways have these transformations facilitated or inhibited change in Iranian society and in the Iranian state?
These and other questions will be discussed at this symposium featuring four experts:
- Said Arjomand, SUNY - Stony Brook
- Ahmad Ashraf, Columbia University
- Narges Erami, Yale University
- Misagh Parsa, Dartmouth College
Said Arjomand, Stony Brook University. “The Iran [post-election] Crisis – the Perspective of the Sociology of Revolution.”
Misagh Parsa, Dartmouth College. “Challenges against the Islamic Republic and Continuation of the Conflicts of the Iranian Revolution.”
Mark Gould, Haverford College, Chair
Lunch- CPGC Café/Stokes 104
Narges Erami, Yale University. "The Bazaar and the Politics of Protests."
Ahmad Ashraf, Columbia University. “Reflections on Iran's Post-Election Crisis.”
Travis Zadeh, Haverford College, Chair
Sponsored by the Haverford College Sociology Department, Professor Mark Gould, and the Center for Peace & Global Citizenship.
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