Iran: What You Need to Know
Host: NYU Kevorkian Center & AMEJA & The Make Agency
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Cantor Film Center ; Street: 36 E. 8th Street [MAP]
The recent events in Iran have left many of us with questions. Why are there demonstrations and violence in the streets of Iran? How are the events there relevant to us here? What is our role here in the US and how can we support the people of Iran in this time of turmoil?
A EVENING TEACH-IN IS TAKING PLACE for journalists, students, academics, and any one interested in gaining a better understanding of the incredible images and stories emerging from Iran over the past week. We will have eyewitness accounts from people who have just returned from Iran and reports from journalists who have been covering Iran for the past few years.
Arang Keshavarzian is Associate Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. He has just returned from Iran, where he spent the last three weeks following the election campaign and its immediate aftermath and he will give an eyewitness account of the events there.
Golnoush Niknejad is the editor and founder of Tehran Bureau (www.tehranbureau.com), an online magazine launched this year. Tehran Bureau carried out extensive coverage of the recent Presidential elections and now continues to overcome the Iranian government filters and has become one of the main news sources from within Iran.
Kouross Esmaeli is an Iranian-American independent journalist and filmmaker working with Big Noise Film collective. He has been reporting from Iran for the past four years for Aljazeera English, Press TV and Current TV. He is also a member of Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association.
Sponsored by the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University & the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalist Association & The Make Agency.