What's Next For Iran?
- 2 Mar 2020
- Kings Place, Hall 1
In 1979, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was overthrown. His replacement, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini declared the birth of the Islamic republic of Iran. Today, ordinary Iranians live with an economy exhausted by sanctions and corruption, the media strictly controlled, and a hardline regime seeking to maintain its power by demonising outsiders.
40 years after the Revolution, our panellists discuss Iran’s place in the world, its deep distrust of the West and demonization of Israel and the US, the role of women – and what the next 40 years might hold for this much-misunderstood and extraordinary nation.
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