Health & Public Health Policy: Political & Social Changes (Panel in Persian)

Recent Developments and Changes in Iran Series

Bilingual Lecture Series

Health & Public Health Policy: Political & Social Changes (Panel in Persian)

Panel with Sahar Motallebi (Lund University); Mehrzad Boroujerdi (Virginia Tech); and Mohammad Ali Kadivar (Boston College)

Sunday, October 24, 2021
11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

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Panel 1: Health & Public Health Policy – Political & Social Changes

The Public Health Structure and the Management of the Corona Crisis in Iran
Sahar Motallebi, Lund University

Assessing Iran's New President, Cabinet, and Parliament
Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Virginia Tech

Contentious Politics in Iran: Recent Developments and Pattern
Mohammad Ali Kadivar, Boston College

About the Speakers

Sahar Motallebi graduated as medical doctor from Tehran University and received a Master of International Public Health from Lund University. She also studied health system strengthening and disease mapping at the Swiss Tropical Institute, and disaster recovery and civil conflict transformation at Copenhagen University. Since 2001, she has worked with various UN agencies, research institutes, Ministries and NGOs in Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden.

Mehrzad Boroujerdi is the Director of the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech and was previously a professor of Political Science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is the author/editor of four books, including Postrevolutionary Iran: A Political Handbook; Mirror for the Muslim Prince; I Carved, Worshiped and Shattered; and Iranian Intellectuals and the West. He is a past President of the Association for Iranian Studies and Co-PI of Iran Data Portal.

Mohammad Ali Kadivar is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Boston College. His research has been published in journals such as the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Comparative Politics, and he has won awards from different sections of the American Sociological Association. His work explores the causes, dynamics, and consequences of protest movements in Iran, Middle East, and globally. Kadivar's first book Popular Politics and the Path to Durable Democracy is forthcoming by Princeton University Press.

Panel in Persian

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Iranian Studies, Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies, Musa Sabi Term Chair of Iranian Studies