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Iran: What Next as the Revolution Continues?

November 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The UCLA Center for Middle East Development Presents


Iran: What Next as the Revolution Continues?


A conversation with expert analysts from Europe, the U.A.E., and the U.S.


Monday, November 28

10:00 AM Pacific Time

Zoom Webinar

Registration is required to obtain access details


Iran’s so called fourth revolution, led by the nation’s women and young girls, continues to thrive since Mahsa Amini’s death on September 16, 2022. Despite internet shut-downs, people have managed to leak hundreds of videos and pictures, demonstrating both the courage of a people desperate for change and the cowardice of a regime which continues to brutalize, arrest, rape, and murder its citizens, some of whom are children, simply for protesting for their basic human rights.


In comparison to the weight of the crisis, media outlets remain largely absent from the storytelling landscape. However, the world has watched the footage on social media platforms, almost in real time. Some world leaders have been vocal about their disdain for the regime’s handling of the protests, showing solidarity and support for the people. A few have called for sanctions on members of security forces and the like. But again, the response and action from the international community has been strikingly quiet.


Why haven’t world leaders and media been more vocal about the heinous violations of human rights occurring on the ground? Are national leaders hesitant to become engaged because of fear of the Iranian government, because of an inability to develop effective methods without a war, because they are overwhelmed with other issues, or because they are just not interested? What actions have actually been considered by outside governments? Should leaders of the world take any action against the Islamic Republic? And if so, is it possible to do without stoking conflict with a volatile government? Should the nuclear deal be reconsidered or abandoned completely? Is regime change possible, and if so, how? Our panel of experts from Germany, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States will investigate these questions with CMED’s Director, Professor Steven Spiegel.


***More information about the panel is available on the CMED Event Page.***


Organized by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development

Co-sponsored by

UCLA Iranian Studies

UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Luskin Department of Public Policy

Burkle Center for International Relations


Please register here for the Zoom webinar. After you register, we will forward Zoom access instructions for the event. The talk is viewable using a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, smartphone, or by calling with a telephone. You may also view the webinar via YouTube live stream by returning to the CMED event page on the day of the event. For those who are unable to join the live event, a recording will be available on the CMED website afterwards.


Image Credit (left to right; all images cropped from original): @from____iran on Instagram; PersianDutchNetwork, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons; @jrobertson.nyc on Instagram; @insider on Instagram; @elahe4peace on Instagram


November 28, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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