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30 Years of the Islamic Revolution in Iran: the tragedy of the Left

Chicago                                                   New York City

A moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A on the legacy and effects of the Islamic Revolution for the Left, both in Iran and internationally,  addressing the still-vexing questions of the relationship of anti-imperialism, democracy, and religious fundamentalism for potential responses to this year's election crisis and protests

New York City:  Brecht Forum, September 13th 6pm

Panelist include:

Ervand Abrahamian, author of Iran Between Two Revolutions, The Iranian Mojahedin, Khomeinism, Tortured Confessions, and Inventing the Axis of Evil

Hamid Dabashi, author of  Theology of discontent: the ideological foundation of the Islamic Revolution, in Iran, Authority in Islam: from rise of Muhammad to the establishment of the Umayyads, and Islamic Liberation Theology: Resisting the Empire

Siyaves Azeri, Head of the Committee of International Relations of the Worker-Communist Party of Iran

Chicago: University of Chicago, November 5th 2009

Panelist include:

Maziar Behrooz, author of Rebels with a Cause: The Failure of the Left in Iran

Chris Cutrone, PhD candidate in the Committee on the History of Culture and Lecturer in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art History, Theory and Criticism and Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  

Kaveh Ehsani is a member of the editorial committee of Middle East Report

Danny Postel, author of Reading "Legitimation Crisis" in Tehran: Iran and the Future of Liberalism