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.
Join the Oklahoma University Center for Peace and Development and Security in Context this Friday, February 5 (1-2 PM CST/ 2-3 PM US Eastern time) for a lecture with Dr. Izebela Steflja (Tulane University) on 'Women, Human Rights and Insecurity in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones. The event will be moderated by Dr. Zermarie Deacon, Associate Professor of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma.