When: Wednesday, September 20th @ 12pm
Where: Online via zoom
Speakers: Dr. Robert Asaadi
In an era when the Islamic Republic of Iran is vilified and poorly understood, Dr. Asaadi will talk about the possibility for political change in and reformation of the Islamic Republic. He will discuss the evolution of postrevolutionary Iran’s formal and informal institutions from 1979 to the present and explore the possibilities for change embedded in its constitutional order.
Robert Asaadi has been an Instructor in the Department of Political Science at Portland Community College in Portland, OR. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Iowa. His research and teaching interests include: international relations theory; international security; modern and contemporary Iranian politics; and U.S. Foreign Policy. His first book, Postrevolutionary Iran: The Leader, the People, and the Three Powers, was published with Rowman & Littlefield in April 2021 and was just released in paperback in September.