Amid allegations that Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won re-election through fraud, massive protests continue in Tehran and other Iranian cities on a scale not seen since the revolution in 1979. While expressing concerns over these events, the Obama administration has indicated an intention to continue its attempt at dialogue with Iran.
Tonight Thursday 25 June, from 6:30PM to 8PM (ET) Asia Society brings together two leading Iran experts to take a closer look at what’s happening in Iran and what it all means. How should we assess the outcome and aftermath of Iran’s presidential election? Has Iran entered an entirely new phase of its post-revolutionary history? How will these developments impact President Obama’s efforts to engage the country and US-Iran relations more broadly?
- Arang Keshavarzian, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University (he was in Iran for the presidential election and its immediate aftermath).
- Suzanne DiMaggio, Director of Policy Studies, Asia Society (moderator).
The event will be broadcast live at www.livestream.com/asiasociety