The Council on Middle East Studies presents:
Barbara Slavin, Director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council and columnist for Al-Monitor.com: “The Evolution of Iranian Politics: Making Lemonade from Lemons”
Ms. Slavin will talk about how despite the severe restrictions on political participation in Iran, Iranians continue to vote in large numbers – far higher percentages than in the West – and to seek elected office on a local level. Using social media and cellphone apps, they communicate, campaign and coalesce behind the least objectionable candidates on offer, pushing steadily for political, economic and cultural reform.
Part two of two part presentation.