The Iranian Green Movement

May 28, 2010 - 10:00 - 17:00
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
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Jakob Rigi
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Stela Garaz
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The Iranian Green Movement: Historical Background, Social Content, Ideologies and Perspectives

In a one-day workshop, four Iranian scholars explore the Green Movement in Iran: 


10:00 - 11:15  Kamran Matin (Assistant Professor at Sussex University):

Green Movement, Grey Ideology: Why is Ali Shariati still Influential in Iran?

Dr. Matin looks on the ideology of Ali Shariati’s writing and its impact on Iranian Green Movement.


11:30 - 12:45  Peyman Jafari (Ph.D. candidate at Leiden University):

Structural Transformations in the Making of the Political Crisis in Iran: Social Classes, State-Society Relations and Transnational Power

Mr. Jafari explores the social forces involved in the Iranian Green Movement and their influence on it.


14:15 - 15:30  Asef Bayat (Professor at Leiden University):

The Green Movement and Iran’s Unfinished Revolution

Professor Bayat argues that the current movements are a continuation of the revolution of 1979, re-asserting the democratic agenda of that revolution which was aborted by theocracy.


15:45 - 17:00  Jakob Rigi (Associate Professor at Central European University):

What Republic: Islamic, Iranian or A Federal-Social? 

 Dr. Rigi explores the shortcomings of major slogans of the Iranian Green Movement from the point of view of working class and repressed nationalities.


The abstract of each presentation can be found here:

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