Contesting the Iranian Revolution: The Green Uprisings- May 5, 2021

Contesting the Iranian Revolution: The Green Uprisings- Reuters/Damir Sagoli

When: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 11:00am-12:15pm Eastern Time
Where: Register here for Zoom login details

The Green Movement protests in Iran after the 2009 presidential election are often described as a “failed revolution,” and the Iranian state casts participants as “seditionists.” In this talk, based on his recent book Contesting the Iranian Revolution: The Green Uprisings, Pouya Alimagham will challenge this conventional win-lose binary interpretation of Iranian politics by examining how those activists coopted and subverted the ideology of the government to attack it. By appropriating and reprogramming the symbols and history of Shiite Islam, Palestinian liberation, and the Iranian Revolution, they challenged the Islamic Republic’s legitimacy at its very core. Although the Green Movement may have failed to cancel the presidential election results or bring down the state, Alimagham argues it succeeded in undermining the state’s ideological foundations and continuing a century-old legacy of democratic struggle in Iran.

Pouya Alimagham is a lecturer in the Department of History at MIT.

Hadi Kahalzadeh, discussant, is a doctoral fellow at the Crown Center and a PhD candidate in Social Policy at the Heller School.

Hosted by the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University.

Cosponsored by the Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies program, Department of History, International and Global Studies program, and Department of Politics at Brandeis.

Careers in Tech: IGS Alumni Career Panel- April 29, 2021

IGS Alumni Career Panel Featuring Alumni in High Tech Firms

When: Thursday April 29, 2021  7:00pm – 8:00pm EST | Friday April 30,  2021 7:00am-8:00pm GMT in China
Where: Register on Handshake

Join IGS for a virtual alumni panel discussion moderated by Professor Chandler Rosenberger. This event will feature three Alumni working for technology companies:

Fizz Ahmed ’13 – Account Executive, Google
Click here to see Fizz’s professional experiences on LinkedIn

Yidi Du ’17 – Global Product Operations Strategist, ByteDance
Click here to see Yidi’s professional experiences on LinkedIn

Siddharth Joshi ’11 – Senior Product Manager, Amazon
Click here to see Siddarth’s professional expereinces on LinkedIn



IGS Trivia Night- April 15, 2021

When: Thursday April 15, 2021  8:00pm – 9:00pm EST | Friday April 16,  2021 8:00am-9:00pm GMT
Where: Click here to join the zoom meeting with passcode TRIVIAL.  No registration required.

Join IGS for an international themed trivia night! Our UDRS will host this event in partnership with the Department of Student Activities.  Enjoy time socializing with fellow IGS students and opportunities to win exciting prizes!

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Elections for Future: Germany’s Super Election Year 2021 and the Rise of Green Politics

When: Monday, April 12  11:30am-1pm ET on Zoom
Where: Click here to register for the zoom webinar

Photo of Germany‘s flag with a white cut out shape of Germany in the center, with the text “Election 2021” overlaid.

Join the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis and IGS for a discussion about Germany’s super election year 2021 and the rise of green politics. We will preview the election season and what the vote might bring for Europe’s biggest economy, its role on the path towards carbon neutrality and the prospects for transatlantic relations for a green agenda.

Featured Guest Speakers:
Claudia Kemfert, Head of the department Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Arne Jungjohann, political scientist and senior analyst, member of the Green Academy of the Heinrich Böll Foundation


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