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Film - Mrs. President: Women and Political Leadership in Iran

When: Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023, 1:00PM - 2:30PM PST

Building 180, Room 134

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In the summer of 2001, 47 Iranian women neither affiliated with nor supported by any political party registered themselves as candidates for the presidential elections. Due to the Guardian Council’s interpretation of a clause in the constitution, none of the women were allowed to run. This documentary presents the thoughts and opinions of female candidates and journalists, who discuss their efforts in trying to change both governmental and popular opinion regarding the role of women in Iranian politics and society. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion including Salah Baker and Katy Hamedankhah who will comment on the mobilization that has occurred within Iran and outside of Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini.

Hosted by Political Studies

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