Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Registration required. Register here.
The seminar will be followed by a signing of Nazila Fathi’s forthcoming book The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account for the Struggle for Modern Iran.
Iran has gone under profound change since its 1979 revolution. Even though the founders of the new regime had vowed to establish an Islamic state, the regime shed its ideological skin over the years and there is only a skeleton left of those earlier fundamentalist ideas. On the contrary, the regime’s policies have empowered traditional women, raised education levels and increased the population’s longing for civil liberties.
The series is made possible through funding by a Watson Institute Collaborative Grant.