Iran in Revolt: the Long Road to Freedom

MON 23 JANUARY, 20:00           
Franz Palm Lecture Hall, Tongersestraat 53

Peyman Jafari, PhD
University Lecturer, University of Amsterdam and Research Associate, Princeton University

The Iranian protests that started in September 2022 with the slogan ‘woman, life, freedom’ grew into a revolt against the social and political structures of the Islamic Republic. In this lecture, Peyman Jafari discusses the nature and development of these protests, and places them in a long history of the struggle for freedom in Iran. By comparing the protests with those from 2009, 2018 and 2019, and the revolution of 1978, the lecture addresses a number of important questions: Why are the protests different now? How is the state reacting? What is the role of international politics? What are the possible outcomes?


23 January 2023

20:00 - 21:30