New Shia politics across the Middle East

October 12, 2017 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Elliott School for International Affairs, Lindner Commons Room 602
1957 E St NW
Washington, DC 20052

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Nasir al-Molk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

This panel of top scholars will discuss new trends in Shi’a political thought and activism. With expertise spanning the Middle East – from Lebanon to the Gulf to Iran – this panel will share innovative research about Shi’a movements and ideology and provide much-needed nuance on a subject too often oversimplified with false dichotomies of sectarianism.

Laurence Louer is Research Fellow at CERI/SciencesPo in Paris

Mohammad Ali Kadivar is a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs

Diana Zeidan is a PhD candidate at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux Sociaux (EHESS-IRIS) in Paris.

Toby Matthiesen is a senior research fellow at the University of Oxford.

The panel will be moderated by POMEPS director Marc Lynch and allow time for questions from the audience.

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