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Iran Protests: Roots, Prospects, and Historical Contingencies
Start Date: 1/23/2020Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 1/23/2020End Time: 7:30 PM
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The King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies will host “Iran Protests: Roots, Prospects, and Historical Contingencies,” a forum to examine the escalation of tension between Iran and the United States with an eye on the impact of this conflict on Iran's civil rights movement and regional politics. This forum will feature presentations and discussion by Iranian Studies experts Shirin Saeidi and Mohammad Tabaar. The discussion will be moderated by Ted Swedenburg, professor of anthropology at the U of A.

The forum will take place on Thursday, January 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Gearhart Hall (GEAR) Room 26 on the University of Arkansas Fayetteville Campus, and is free and open to the public.

Saeidi, assistant professor of political science at the University of Arkansas, will present “Exploring Social Mobilization Tactics in the Recent Protests.” Her lecture will discuss the role of women in the recent uprisings, including the demonstrations in commemoration of Qasim Soleimani, recently assassinated Iranian commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force.

Tabaar, associate professor of international relations at Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service, will discuss Iranian domestic politics, including recent riots and government crackdown, in the context of the larger Middle East politics and US-Iranian relations. His lecture, “Iran Between Two Elections,” will highlight the importance of the upcoming Iranian parliamentary and U.S. presidential elections in 2020 in navigating this relationship.

This lecture is presented by the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the International and Global Studies Program at the University of Arkansas.

Learn more about the event on its Facebook page.

Location Information:
Main Campus - (GEAR) G. David Gearhart Hall  (View Map)
G. David Gearhart Hall
340 N. Campus Dr.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
United States
Room: 26
Contact Information:
Name: Middle East Studies
Phone: 479.575.2175
Dr. Shirin Saeidi; Dr. Mohammad Tabaar
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Admission Information:
Free and open to the public

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