Roads to Revolution: Transformative Social Movements in Iran and their Discontents

  • 07 Nov 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Northern Trust, 2nd Floor, 14624 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85254


  • Applies to Prepaid members, all Cabinet level members, and Platinum and Gold Corporate memberships.

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Topical Discussion

Roads to Revolution: Transformative Social Movements in Iran and their Discontents


Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 11:30 am-1:15 pm

Lunch & Networking: 11:30 am-12:00 pm
Program: 12:00-1:15 pm


Northern Trust, 2nd Floor

14624 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 200

Scottsdale, AZ 85254



Member Registration: $20

Non-Member Registration: $25

Talking Points

  • Assessing political climate in Iran today and since the revolution of 1978 
  • Analyzing social movements since the revolution including: the sexual revolution, the Green Movement, the feminist movements, the mass protests of 2017-2018 
  • Role of social movements in pushing for change

About Pardis Mahdavi, PhD

Pardis Mahdavi, PhD is currently Director of the School for Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Before coming to Arizona, she was Acting Dean of the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver (2017-2019), after spending eleven years at Pomona College from 2006-2017 where she most recently served as professor and chair of anthropology and director of the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College as well as Dean of Women. Her research interests include gendered labor, human trafficking, migration, sexuality, human rights, transnational feminism, and public health in the context of changing global and political structures. She has published four single authored books and one edited volume in addition to numerous journal and news articles. She has been a fellow at the Social Sciences Research Council, the American Council on Learned Societies, Google Ideas, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In 2018 she was appointed by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and re-appointed by Governor Jared Polis to serve on the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

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