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CMES Public Panel on the Protests in Iran

A silhoutte of a hand holding a pair of scissors and cutting a lock of hair in front of the Iranian flag
Illustration: Linda Eitrem Holmgren

This panel of Middle East experts will discuss: What is the status of women’s rights in Iran? How can we understand recent political acts of resistance and civil protests expressed by young people in Iran? What is the role of the Iranian diaspora, and what is the impact of these protests beyond Iran regionally and globally?

The Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), together with the Students' Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF) at Lund University, is organising a public panel discussion on political resistance and the ongoing protests in Iran. 

When: Monday 17 October, 15:15-17:00

Where: Eden, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund

In mid-September, the twenty-two-year-old Mahsa Jina Amini was arrested by Iran’s “morality” police, accused for failing to observe the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code for women. Her death while in custody has sparked mass mobilization on a scale not seen since 2009. The ongoing protests are driven and led by young women in what is described as a feminist and anti-regime revolution.

Introductory speech by Vice Chancellor Erik Renström, Lund University

Chair: Karin Aggestam, Professor of Political Science and CMES Director, Lund University

  • Rola El-Husseini Dean, Associate Professor of Political Science and CMES, Lund University
  • Barzoo Eliassi, Associate Professor of Social Work, Linnaeus University and CMES Alum
  • Narges Mosavat, Master Student in Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University
  • Rouzbeh Parsi, Head of the MENA Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and CMES Board Member
  • Sarah Anne Rennick, Senior Researcher CMES, Lund University and Arab Reform Initiative

Register to Attend

Registration is required to attend the event as there are a limited number of seats. Please use this link to register: