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Please join the Program in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies as we welcome our own Shervin Malekzadeh as he presents his talk on "The Country You Save May Be Your Own: What Elections in Iran Can Teach Us about Democracy in the U.S." A Q&A will follow.

Shervin Malekzadeh is a Visiting Scholar and Researcher in the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program at Colgate University where he is completing a book manuscript on post-revolutionary schooling in Iran from the perspective of ordinary families and local officials tasked with educating “the New Islamic Citizen.” His commentaries on democracy and popular culture in Iran and the U.S. have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, and on France 24 and NPR, among others. Prior to coming to Colgate, he served as Visiting Professor of Comparative Politics at Williams College and Swarthmore. Shervin received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Government from Georgetown University, and an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University. 

This talk will be hosted on Zoom and can be joined here [Note that a Colgate account is required for access.]

Sponsored by MIST and POSC.


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