Profs & Pints: Iran Beyond the Headlines
Profs and Pints presents: Iran Beyond the Headlines, with Narges Bajoghli, assistant professor of Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and author of Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic.
More than half of Iran's citizens were not alive at the time of the 1979 Revolution. Now entering its fifth decade in power, the Iranian regime faces the paradox of any successful revolution: how to transmit the commitments of its political project to the next generation. In today's political climate, this seems increasingly fraught.
With heightened tensions between Iran and the United States and protests within Iran in the news, Profs and Pints brings a leading expert on Iran to the stage to offer you a better understanding of that nation and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Over ten years, Narges Bajoghli met with men in Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Ansar Hezbollah, and Basij paramilitary organizations to investigate how their media producers developed strategies to court Iranian youth. Her research offered her unprecedented access to those who wield power in Iran as they debated and defined the future of the Republic.
Her talk will move beyond simplistic depictions of the IRGC and the paramilitary groups they control, to offer an in-depth understanding of Iran's most powerful military force, and the organization at the center of headlines in international politics today. She'll offer a multilayered analysis of what it means to be pro-regime in the Islamic Republic, challenging everything you might think you know about Iran and revolution. (Advance tickets: $12. Doors: $15, save $2 with a student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later. Please allow yourself time to place any orders and get seated and settled in.)
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