The 1979 Iranian Revolution

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The 1979 Iranian Revolution will begin on February 27, 2019 1:00pm EST.

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Panelists reflect on the events that unfolded during the Iranian Revolution in 1979, how the United States responded, and the consequences for today.

Speakers

Ervand Abrahamian

Distinguished Professor, City University of New York

Gary G. Sick

Senior Research Scholar, Gulf/200 Project, Columbia University

John D. Stempel

Professor International Studies/Associate Director Patterson School, University of Kentucky

Presider

Barbara Slavin

Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council

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