Bruins Respond to Unrest in Iran

Published: October 24, 2022

Chancellor Block recently shared his Fall 2022 quarterly update, which includes a piece titled “Bruins Respond to Unrest in Iran.”

“Since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in September, Iranians have risen up in protest of the country’s treatment of women. The demonstrations have captured the world’s attention — and been met with a violent response from Iranian authorities…For their part, UCLA scholars — in the Iranian Studies Program, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Center for Middle East Development and Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World — are helping our campus and the world make sense of the turmoil. One upcoming virtual panel discussion, on Oct. 27, will review the events of the past month in relation to previous protest movements, analyze protesters’ demands and examine the Iranian government’s response. A second panel event on Oct. 30 and conducted in Persian, will look at whether the protests represent a burgeoning revolution; how the movement is incorporating ethnic, gender and class diversity; and how the uprising might shape the future of Iran.”

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