Speakers: Dr. Pardis Asadi Zeidabadi (Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London); Dr. Sahar Maranlou (Lecturer in Law and Socio- Legal Studies. Essex School of Law); Dr. Naghmeh Sohrabi (Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History and the Director for Research at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University)
Panel Chair: Dr. Maryam Alemzadeh (St. Antony's College)
Close to five months have passed since the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini in police custody sparked nation-wide protests in Iran. The women-led uprising has taken many twists and turns since. Although streets have been quieter in the past few weeks, the movement's reverberations continue strong. This panel assesses the Woman, Life, Freedom movement five months after it started, by asking questions about the nature of the hijab law and its perceptions, the ties between women’s rights movements and democratisation, and the conception of revolution in the minds of protestors and its ramification in the real world.