Iranian Videos

Book Talk – Women in Place: The Politics of Gender Segregation in Iran

Published: March 8, 2021

While much has been written about the impact of the 1979 Islamic revolution on life in Iran, discussions about the everyday life of Iranian women have been glaringly missing. Women in Place offers a gripping inquiry into gender segregation policies and women’s rights in contemporary Iran. Author Nazanin Shahrokni takes us onto gender-segregated buses, inside…

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Socio-Economic Development Strategies and Challenges in Iran

Published: February 1, 2021

This panel includes Dr. Khatam’s discussion of Tehran’s urban reforms before and after the revolution, focusing on developmentalism, worlding, and neoliberalism; Professor Ehsani’s studies on the genealogy of large scale development projects in Iran (railroad, steel, dams, sugar cane, nuclear), evaluating the paradoxical role played by a number of historical massive and costly major development…

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The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran

Published: January 13, 2021

The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran This book talk will provide an overview of Exile and the Nation: The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran (University of Texas Press, 2020). In the aftermath of the 7th century Islamic conquest of Iran, large numbers of Zoroastrians departed…

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Water Bankruptcy and Environmental Politics in Iran (A Conversation with Kaveh Madani)

Published: October 5, 2020

Frequent droughts coupled with over-abstraction of surface and groundwater through a large network of hydraulic infrastructure and deep wells have escalated Iran’s water situation to a critical level. This is evidenced by drying lakes, rivers and wetlands, declining groundwater levels, land subsidence, water quality degradation, soil erosion, desertification, and more frequent dust storms. In this…

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گفت‌و‌‌‌گو با کاوه مدنی: امنیت محیط زیستی در ایران و خاورمیانه

Published: October 4, 2020

A Conversation with Kaveh Madani on Environmental Security in Iran and the Middle East Iran and the Middle East are facing a range of environmental challenges: erratic rainfalls, floods, heat waves, water bankruptcy and drought, food shortage, fires, biodiversity loss, and dust storms. Climate change, regional tensions, and wars are only exacerbating these problems. With…

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