Professors in the Pub: Zan, Zindagi, Azadeh- Making Sense of the Turmoil in Iran

Cafe Des Taxis

Each month, come to Café Des Taxis to have a drink and discussion with professors and other experts about important events happening in the world. Share your questions and your views, and join the long tradition of politics in the pub. 

This month:

The slogan Zan, Zindagi, Azadeh (Women, Life, Freedom) has been echoing in the streets of scores of cities across Iran since September 16. Mass protests erupted in the country after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish-Iranian, who had been arrested by the Gasht-e Ershad (the so-called morality police) for violating the mandatory hijab law. The protests soon turned into an anti-regime movement. Tens of thousands of men and women are now demanding freedom and equal rights in the Islamic Republic. Dozens have died. The protesters describe the movements as a “revolution-in-the-making.” There have already been several mass movements over the years, though. After Bloody November in 2019, what does the current turmoil in Iran signify? Is it a widespread protest movement, a revolution, or an anti-revolution? Where does this movement fit in the discussion of gender in the wider region? Come discuss these questions and ask your own. 

Come discuss these questions and ask your own! The lead professor will be Pamir Sahill, Lecturer of the School of International Relations.