Youth and Public Debate in Iran

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Bernstein-Offit Building

1717 Massachusetts Ave NW

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Washington, DC 20036

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Professor Narges Bajoghli cordially invites you to join the Rethinking Iran series

Youth and Public Debate in Iran

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Dr. Orkideh Behrouzan

Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, SOAS University of London

Alireza Eshragi

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


The politics of public debate and protest have helped shape the Islamic Republic from 1979 until today. The kinds of debate which are and are not tolerated have shifted over time, but Iran's youth have been consistently engaged in various forms of public dialogue with the regime. Dr. Behrouzan and Mr. Eshragi will discuss the impact of this push and pull on contemporary Iran, how it has changed over the past forty years, and what it looks like today.

Lunch to be provided.

Dr. Orkideh Behrouzan is a physician, medical anthropologist, and the author of Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran. Before joining the department in 2017, she taught at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London. Prior to that, she was assistant professor of Medical Anthropology at the Institute for the Medical Humanities at University of Texas. Behrouzan received her PhD in History and Anthropology of Science and Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a 2015-16 fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and the winner of the 2011 Kerr Award from the Middle Eastern Studies Association.

Alireza Eshragi has been working as the editor of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting and editor-in-chief of Mianeh website, considered as one of the most respected sources for Information and analyses on Iran which its stories are frequently syndicated and republished in media outlets worldwide. During his 13-year career in journalism, he has worked as the senior editor in some of Tehran’s most well-known newspapers, all of which have eventually been banned or shut down by the government. Eshraghi has been placed on the list of famous Iranian Op-Ed piece writers and has received the Golden Pen Award at Iran’s National Press Festival.

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