The Coming Presidential Elections in Iran: Do they Matter?

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April 24, 2013

Iran's last presidential election in 2009 resulted in widespread accusations of vote rigging and unforeseen protests that shook the Islamic Republic to its core. On June 14, 2013, Iran will hold its eleventh presidential election to replace the outgoing president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The question on everyone's mind is whether these elections matter anymore and if so, what they mean for the future of Iran, both domestically and internationally.
 
Moderators 
Ms. Nazila Fathi, Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government
Prof. Shai Feldman, Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center 

Panel 
Prof. Nader Habibi, Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East at the Crown Center
Mr. Mehdi Khalaji, Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Dr. Payam Mohseni, Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center
Prof. Naghmeh Sohrabi, Associate Director for Research at the Crown Center and the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History at Brandeis