The Iranian Revolution at 40: A Reconsideration with Asef Bayat

May 2

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Sie Complex, Room 1020, Forum

Iranian revolution came to fruition on 11 February 1979 when the national radio formally announced its victory. The victory day arrived after some 18 months of nationwide protests that toppled the old-standing autocratic regime of the Shah, leading to the establishment of the first Islamic Republic. What is the legacy of the Iranian revolution after 40 years? What has it meant to the Iranians, to their society, culture, religion, and politics?

Dr. Asef Bayat, acclaimed author and Professor of Sociology at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will address these questions by concluding where the struggle for democracy lies.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided to those who RSVP below.