Please join Security in Context along with the OU Center for Peace and Development and the OU Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies for, "Women, Life, Freedom: Whither Iran?" a talk with Sohrab Behdad, Professor of Economics at Denison University.
While there is a long history of feminist activism in Iran, this new movement is striking in its departure from the more pragmatic and reform-oriented campaigns of the last several decades. The uprising is not against Islam or the choice to wear hijab; rather the protestors are refusing conscription into regimes of patriarchal authority and gender-differentiated citizenship.
Firat Demir spoke with Dr. Eric Lob, a member of the SiC multipolarity working group and associate professor of International Relations at Florida International University, about his research on Iran's Foreign Development Agency "Construction Jihad."