Limbert talks about Argo, spending 444 days in captivity during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis and what he believes are the necessary steps for the U.S. to engage Iran.
Sadeq Saba became the head of BBC Persian Services in 2010, just one year after the regime in Iran accused the BBC of helping to foment unrest through biased reporting in the aftermath of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reelection. Saba previously served as BBC Iranian affairs analyst for more than a decade and has reported on three Iranian…
According to Abbas Milani, the Iranian Revolution of 1979 has made even Iranians realize that human rights go beyond political rights; the idea of human rights as a Western concept, he argues, was concocted by “racists in the West and despots in the East.”
Questions about the future of democracy in Iran dominated a wide-ranging panel discussion Wednesday evening, titled, “Law and Society in Iran.” The Stanford Law School Program in Law and Society hosted the event, which attracted an audience of about 140.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Eric Schmitt spoke Monday evening about the U.S. campaign against terrorism, as part of a lecture series sponsored by the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies. Schmitt discussed his recent book, “Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda,” co-authored with his New York Times colleague Thom Shanker.
The Stuxnet virus that successfully crippled Iran’s nuclear weapons program in June 2010 was a confirmation and demonstration of the increasing abilities and sophistication of cyberwarfare tactics, according to University sources familiar with the subject.
Members of the Iranian electronic rock band The Casualty Process, which gained international notoriety from its previous project “The Plastic Wave” for featuring a female lead singer, spoke on campus Thursday about being censored and suppressed by Iranian religious authorities.
Shahla Talebi, assistant professor of religious studies at Arizona State University, spoke Monday evening about her time as a political prisoner in Iran and read from her book detailing her prison ordeal.