Whither Iran: The Ebb and Flow of Protests


Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Building, Room South 202
1130 North Mountain Ave.
85719 Tucson , AZ


Fri, 02/23/2018 - 5:30pm


Part of the Spring 2018 MENAS Colloquium Series

Abbas Milani, Adjunct Professor at the Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University


Abstract & Bio

Recent demonstrations in Iran created a media frenzy in the US and some reluctant soul searching in Iran. Is this a temporary lull in demonstrations or will they return? Are the causes structural and inexorable or tactical and avoidable?


Dr. Abbas Milani is the Hamid & Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies and Adjunct Professor at the Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. His expertise is U.S.-Iran relations as well as Iranian cultural, political, and security issues. His publications include Milani is the author of Modernity and Its Foes in Iran(Gardon Press, 1998); The Persian Sphinx: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Rid-dle of the Iranian Revolution (Mage, 2000); Lost Wisdom: Rethinking Persian Moder-nity in Iran in English (Mage 2004) and Persian (Ketob Corp. 2004); Tales of Two Cit-ies: A Persian Memoir (Mage, 2006); The Myth of the Great Satan (Hoover Institution Press, 2010); The Shah (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.


Sponsored by Roshan Graduate in Interdisciplinary Programs. Cosponsored by the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies