The Council on Middle East Studies presents:
Professor Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University: “Circulation of Political Elite in Post-revolutionary Iran: An Empirical Investigation.”
Based on a recently completed fourteen-year research project, which has generated the largest database on political elite anywhere in the Middle East, Dr. Boroujerdi will share some of his findings about Iran’s truculent clerics and their lay allies. He will discuss the age, gender and educational profile, revolutionary pedigree and incumbency rate of elected and appointed elite to ascertain the question of generational change in Iran after the 1979 Revolution.
Part one of two part presentation.