Tag: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Cautious Optimism for Real Academic Exchange Between the U.S. and Iran

Cautious Optimism for Real Academic Exchange Between the U.S. and Iran

[ 0 ] December 16, 2015 |

by NARGES BAJOGHLI for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 16, 2015: With the landmark Iran nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) signed this past summer, there is increasing hope in scholarly circles that American researchers and students can engage more with a country that has not had diplomatic relations with the United States for more […]

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Hashtag Solidarity in Iran (by Negar Mottahedeh)

Hashtag Solidarity in Iran (by Negar Mottahedeh)

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

How the Green Movement mobilized social media in the interest of social change. by NEGAR MOTTAHEDEH for STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BLOG on JUNE 12, 2015:  EXCERPT: Six years ago today Iranians went to the polls to elect a new president. Before the polls were even closed, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was announced as the sixth president of the […]

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Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 2): Phil Bennett & Negar Mottahedeh on the Lessons of “Rosewater”

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 2): Phil Bennett & Negar Mottahedeh on the Lessons of “Rosewater”

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

Scholars discuss the power and limits of bearing witness — as traditional or citizen journalists — and the government’s use of social media as a tool of control and repression. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 10, 2015: *updated on April 13, with new information on the Rezaian case Last month Duke University […]

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Rouhani’s US-Educated Cabinet

Rouhani’s US-Educated Cabinet

[ 0 ] March 9, 2015 |

via US INSTITUTE OF PEACE/THE IRAN PRIMER on NOVEMBER 13, 2014:  Iran’s presidential cabinet has more members with PhDs from American universities than the U.S. cabinet itself, according to The Economist. President Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet starkly contrasts with that of his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who preferred advisers with Iranian academic backgrounds. In the years following […]

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The Green Call: A Narrative of the Iranian Green Movement (by Mohsen Kadivar)

The Green Call: A Narrative of the Iranian Green Movement (by Mohsen Kadivar)

[ 0 ] November 10, 2014 |

The Green Call: A Narrative of the Iranian Green Movement Volume I: Papers, Letters and Declarations (2009-2014) Nedaye Sabz Rawayati as Jonbesh-e Sabz-e Mardom-e Iran Jeld-e Awwal: Neweshtarha (1388-93) Mohsen Kadivar (1959- ) E-book : November 2014 (preface below)  478 Pages — Download Full book in Persian  by MOHSEN KADIVAR (self-published book/on his blog), NOVEMBER 2014:  […]

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WATCH: Trailer for Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” movie

[ 0 ] October 7, 2014 |

via OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE FOR “ROSEWATER” :  Based on a true story, ROSEWATER marks the screenwriting & directorial debut of The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, and stars Gael García Bernal. 11/14/2014 Description The feature film Rosewater is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, […]

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James Dorsey: World Cup Boosts Iran’s Image and Highlights Political Sports Battles

James Dorsey: World Cup Boosts Iran’s Image and Highlights Political Sports Battles

[ 0 ] June 23, 2014 |

by JAMES DORSEY for THE TURBULENT WORLD OF MIDDLE EAST SOCCER (blog) on JUNE 24, 2014:  It didn’t take long for it to emerge that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shared an understanding of soccer’s political utility with his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who’s militant and conservative policies he hopes to reverse. Like Mr. Ahmadinejad, Mr Rouhani, a […]

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Pew: Iran’s Global Image Largely Negative

Pew: Iran’s Global Image Largely Negative

[ 0 ] June 19, 2014 |

Favorable Ratings Fall Further in the Middle East via PEW RESEARCH GLOBAL ATTITUDES PROJECT on JUNE 18, 2014:  As negotiations over its nuclear program continue this week in Vienna, a new Pew Research Center poll finds that Iran’s global image remains overwhelmingly negative. Moreover, ratings for Iran in several Middle Eastern nations have declined significantly […]

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How #iranelection Transformed the Public Sphere

How #iranelection Transformed the Public Sphere

[ 1 ] June 16, 2014 |

“What happened during the course of the long months of unrest and the protests online that followed the Iranian presidential election of 2009, changed the whole architecture of journalism, teaching and publishing. What changed too was the way we were using social media — from avatar activism to the functionality of the hashtag as slogan […]

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Ali Mamouri: Rouhani’s Moderation Welcomed By Sistani, Iraqi Clerics in Najaf

[ 0 ] October 3, 2013 |

by ALI MAMOURI for AL-MONITOR IRAN PULSE on OCTOBER 2, 2013:   The victory of the moderate faction in the 2013 presidential elections in Iran has been welcomed by the Hawza of Najaf. The religious authorities as well as the instructors there had hoped that the radical policies of the preceding eight years would finally come to an […]

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