Iranian Election Protests

facebook twitter google print email

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.


Expert:
Dr. John Ghazvinian
Lecturer
Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing
University of Pennsylvania
Credentials:
• Author of the forthcoming book “Children of the Revolution: Iran and America from the Mayflower to the Mullahs.”
• Voted in Iran before leaving the country June 16.
Quote:
“President Obama is taking the long view, and he is dead right. This is Iran's struggle, not America's. And when the dust has settled, the Iranian public (for whom the specter of foreign interference is a longstanding obsession) will remember the note he struck this week.”

Expert:
Dr. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet
Director of the Middle East Center
Associate Professor of History
University of Pennsylvania
Credentials:
• Author of the forthcoming book “Conceiving Citizens: Women, Sexuality and Religion in Modern Iran”
• Fluent in Persian, French and English, Dr. Kashani-Sabet is a native of Tehran.
Quote:
“The martyrdom of ‘Neda’ has become the icon of Iran’s burgeoning revolution. Iranians inside and outside the country are protesting around the world no more just to make their votes count. Today, they demand a government accountable to its people, a government that listens to dissent instead of silencing it.”