Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Iran: From 1979's Revolution to 2009's 'Revolution'?

The New School held a conference entitled 'Iran: Politics of Resistance' on February 11, 2010, at the Tishman Auditorium in New York.

The participants were Abdolali Rezaei, professor of sociology at the University of Calgary, and former journalist for numerous Iranian publications including Etelaat, Shargh, and Aftab; Simon Critchley, professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research; Charles Kurzman, professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Danny Postel, journalist, co-coordinator of the Committee for Academic and Intellectual Freedom of the International Society for Iranian Studies, and member of the Chicago Committee in Solidarity with the People of Iran.

The following is a short clip of Kurzman's comments about the video of Neda Agha Soltan's death:

For those of you with a bit more time, here is the full conference which ran for over two and a half hours. The panel -- particularly Mr. Rezaei -- presents some fascinating insights and information. You can also go to Fora TV's web page which offers an outline of the conference and allows users to jump to conveniently titled chapters within the video.