Thursday, November 1, 2012

Iranian Politics and Policies

Farideh Farhi is an independent scholar and expert on Iranian politics and comparative revolutions. Currently, she is a graduate faculty member in the political science department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. An engaging and informed speaker, Farhi be speaking to the Alaska World Affairs Council on November 16th, and she is not to be missed.

As we prepare to elect the next President of the United States, foreign policy has moved to the forefront of the national discourse. One of the many questions we must consider is how the next president will confront the issue of Iran's nuclear policy, as Iran's actions will inevitably affect our own nuclear and foreign policy decisions. To make things more complicated, understanding Iran's policies is difficult, particularly because at its heart is a " basic contradiction …  seeking to be a respected member of the international community while also loudly challenging international codes of conduct," as Farhi points out in her blog.

To gain a better understanding of Iranian politics, and its nuclear policies in particular, come hear from Farideh Farhi on November 16th.

To read more of Farhi's blog click here
For more information about Farhi's lecture, visit our website.

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