IranPolitik co-founder and managing editor Farzan Sabet will be appearing via Skype at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) as part of the Washington, D.C.-based think-tank’s Internal Iran Study Group for a panel discussion entitled Real Politics of Iran: Views from Within:
“Iran’s June 14, 2013, presidential election produced a result that surprised many Iran watchers: a first round win for Hassan Rouhani. A long-time regime stalwart who favors a political opening at home and abroad, his election may signal the return of a more contentious politics—one that could limit the growing influence of the security apparatus or create space for a more productive Western-Iranian dialogue.
To probe the implications of these changes for Iran’s internal politics and its foreign relations, on July 15 the United States Institute of Peace will host three distinguished Iran analysts, one of which has just returned from Iran. Drawn from USIP’s Internal Iran Study Group, they will highlight a range of dynamics in the universities, opposition, the economy and even the security apparatus that often escape the foreign headlines. Daniel Brumberg, Senior Program Officer on Iran and North Africa at USIP, will chair this timely discussion.
Please join us on Monday, July 15th from 2:00-4:00pm at USIP for this discussion:
- Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, Discussant
President & Chief Executive Officer, Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy
- Kevan Harris, Discussant
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University
- Farzan Sabet, Discussant
Doctoral Student, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
- Daniel Brumberg, Moderator
Senior Program Officer on Iran and North Africa, U.S. Institute of Peace”