This conference’s aim is to explore the strategies and tactics of everyday resistance, under the rule of a non-democratic constitution, a ruler with virtually unrestricted power, a constant crack-down against civil society, and when faced with the inefficacy of elections due to systematic electoral fraud. The conference is dedicated to Kian Tajbakhsh, a former New School professor who recently received a 15- year prison sentence on baseless political charges.
Even when deprived of their civic and political rights, people do not cease to develop new methods of resistance against the ideological and suppressive discourses of power. In particular, the role of youth and Iranian women has been the most essential in this struggle. To illustrate the many aspects and continuation of resistance, both inside and outside Iran, speakers will discuss several recent examples, such as the impact of the post election actions on the universities in Iran.
We have successfully invited endangered scholars and activists. In addition to talking about resistance, we also want to focus on what forms Western support and solidarity should take. What is the nature of the political and ethical demand generated by the Green Movement in Iran with regard to the International Community?
Date: February 12th, 2010
Time: 9.30 am - 6.30 pm
Location: Tishman Auditorium, New School
66 West 12th St, New York , NY 10011
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