The Role of Ideology and Citizenship in Iran from the 1979 Revolution to the 2009 Green Movement
In the summer of 2009, Iranians took to the streets in protest, an event that some have described as akin to the American civil rights struggle during the 1960s. A younger generation, between the ages of 15 and 29, stands at the forefront of these events, often defining the movement’s terms, slogans and direction while taking yesterday’s politicians in their tow. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, an intense political struggle has ensued between major players from competing factions of the previous revolutionary guard. At stake in this struggle is the very meaning of the 1979 revolution, an event whose significance has been re-interpreted for the purpose of varying political ends over the past few months.
This one-day conference promises to examine the shifting terrain of Iranian social movements over the past 30 years.
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