Tuesday, October 4, 2022
2:00pm – 3:00pm
In this conversation with Manijeh Nasrabadi, we will be discussing the current uprising in Iran.
Mahsa Amini, a 22 year old Kurdish Iranian woman, was killed on 16 September after being arrested for not wearing the mandatory hijab properly. Although many women have been arrested, tortured and killed by the Iranian authorities over the past years, Mahsa Amini’s death sparked nation-wide protests in more than 40 cities. Women and men from different ethnic backgrounds and social classes have come together to not only protest against her death, and the underlying mandatory hijab policy, but they are challenging the very foundation of the Islamic republic. We aim to go beyond the headlines to shed light on the meaning and potential for these protests.
The event is jointly co-hosted by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Center for Middle East Studies at Brown University as well as the Middle East Institute at Columbia University.