25th Anniversary Conference

25th Anniversary Conference:

Current Challenges in Iran and the Pursuit of Solutions
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Saturday February 23rd, 10:00-am to 8:00-pm 
UCLA, Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium(For Farsi click here)

Sociological Panel

bayat_asef2_b Dr. Asef Bayat
Paradoxes of Arab Revolutions and Transition to Democracy

mahdi Dr. Ali Akbar Mahdi
Religion and the State in Transition to Democracy in Iran  
nayeri Dr. Ali Nayeri
Ignorance, superstitions and sparks of hope



Economic Panel

akbari Dr. Alireza Akbari
The Knowledge-based Economy: The key for a Sustainable Economic Development in Iran
pesaran Dr. Mohammad Hashem Pesaran
One Hundred Years of Oil Income and the Iranian Economy


Women Panel

JanetAfary Dr. Janet Afary
?Evolution of the Family Institution in Iran
haghighat Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
Iranian Women: A Force of Change

Kar Dr. Mehrangiz Kar
The Challenge of Job Security as a Female Lawyer in Post-Revolutionary Iran - A Personal Experience


Civic/Cultural Panel

ahoori Mr. Ali Ashouri
Culture and Language in Iran

farhang Dr. Fahang Holakouee
Civic/Cultural Cases and Issues of Iran

raymond Dr. Raymond Rakhshani (Conference Chair)
Struggles and Challenges for the Inspissation of a Civil Movement