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Tehran, June 2009



Tehran, June 2009

Kaveh Ehsani, Arang Keshavarzian and Norma Claire Moruzzi

June 28, 2009

(Kaveh Ehsani is assistant professor of international studies at DePaul University. Arang Keshavarzian is associate professor of Middle East and Islamic studies at New York University. Both are editors of Middle East Report. Norma Claire Moruzzi is associate professor of political science and gender and women’s studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago.)

For background on Mousavi and his “green wave,” see Shiva Balaghi, “An Artist as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran?” Middle East Report Online, June 11, 2009.  

For more on privatization and the state of the Iranian economy under Ahmadinejad, see Kaveh Ehsani, “Survival Through Dispossession: Privatization of Public Goods in the Islamic Republic,” Middle East Report250 (Spring 2009).

For background on Ahmadinejad’s right populism, see Kaveh Ehsani, “The Populist Threat to Democracy,” Middle East Report 241 (Winter 2006).

For background on Ahmadinejad’s cultural rollback, see Azam Khatam, “The Islamic Republic’s Failed Quest for the Spotless City,” Middle East Report250 (Spring 2009).

See also Fatemeh Sadeghi, “Foot Soldiers of the Islamic Republic’s ‘Culture of Modesty,’” Middle East Report 250 (Spring 2009).

Order Middle East Report 250 online.

The morning after Ira

VOMENA Special: Iran Election Coverage

June 22, 2009  (Begins at 8 minute point)

In this program, we talk to Arang Keshavarzian, an Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University who just returned from Iran. Dr. Keshavarzian  is the author of “Bazaar and State in Iran: the Politics of the Tehran Marketplace.” He is on the editorial committee of Middle East Report Quarterly and was in Iran for approximately three weeks before returning last week.

Later in the program, we  speak with Kaveh Ehsani, an Assistant Professor of International studies at Depaul University. He is also a member of the editorial committee of the Middle East Report Quarterly as well as the editor of an independent journal of social analysis in Iran called “the Dialogue.”

Flashpoints – June 22, 2009 at 5:00pm

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