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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host book discussion on “Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic,” with author Narges Bajoghli featuring The Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian, October 14 in Washington, DC

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Faculty Research Forum will host a book discussion with Narges Bajoghli, assistant professor of Middle East Studies and author of “Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic,” which provides an inside look at what it means to be pro-regime in Iran and examines the future of the Islamic Republic. Critics have described the book as: "beautifully written," "extraordinarily rich," "marvelously original," and "a must-read." This event is part of Rethinking Iran, a year-long initiative that marks the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution with a series of events offering fresh perspectives of the revolution’s cultural, societal, and political consequences.
Joining Bajoghli will be Jason Rezaian, a Global Opinions writer for The Washington Post and a dual national Iranian-American citizen who was imprisoned by the Iranian police for approximately a year and a half on unfounded charges of espionage. Rezaian will provide commentary on the ongoing generational battle within Iran and strategies the Iranian regime uses to recruit Iranian youth.
Time and Date
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney Herter Auditorium      
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting "Media" on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please note: Interviews may only be conducted following the event in Kenney Herter Auditorium.
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About the Speaker
Jason Rezaian is a writer for The Washington Post’s Global Opinions section and a CNN contributor. He served as The Washington Post's correspondent in Tehran from 2012 to 2016. During his time in Tehran, he was imprisoned for approximately a year and half on unfounded charges of espionage by the Iranian police.
About Rethinking Iran
Rethinking Iran is a year-long series of events exploring the cultural, societal, and political consequences of the 1979 Revolution. The initiative will present an in-depth view of modern Iranian culture and society by offering insights from artists, journalists, academics, and other subject-matter experts alongside hot-button geopolitical issues. The series is directed by Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies Narges Bajoghli and is sponsored by The Big Picture of the Foreign Policy Institute.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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