Reform, Youth, and Technology: Observations on the Recent Elections in Iran

  • 1118 International Affairs Building, Columbia University

A brown bag talk and discussion with Hossein Derakshan

A prominent Iranian blogger (http://hoder.com), Hossein Derakhshan went to Tehran last June to observe the presidential elections. Aside from the process of the elections and its surprising result, he saw that a new wave of young but realistic reformists is subtly changing the political dynamics both inside and outside the reformist camp in Iran.

Showing pictures and videos he took during the trip, Derakhshan will discuss the signs of this change and suggest how the world can best help the new movement.