What constitutes proper attire for women – and men – has been a major issue in Iran’s culture wars for more than a century. Pardee School Professor Emeritus Chehabi provided an overview of the issue of veiling in Iranian society from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
“The conservatives’ control of all [Iranian] institutions comes at a price: a narrowing of the regime’s social base and thus its legitimacy.”
Professor Chehabi’s book describes the public debates surrounding their obsolescence & explores the ways Iranians chose or invented surnames for themselves.
Dean Najam the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist as well as its regional and global implications.
Professor Chehabi discusses how religious authorities reclassified caviar to conform to the sharia.
Prof. Chehabi sheds light on the transnational links between constitutionalist movements in Asia and Africa.
Professor Houchang Chehabi recently wrote an article in Mizan about the historic parallels between Iran and Thailand.
Alex Hobson publishes essay in Foreign Policy arguing that vengeance as foreign-policy is not a good idea.
Gen. Jack Weinstein writes OpEd for BU Today on the killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani arguing that the United States’ problems with Iran will not be solved with additional military action.
Adil Najam was interviewed by multiple TV news channels in Pakistan on the growing sense of unease in the Middle East as US-Iran tensions mount.
Prof. Gregory Aftandilian discusses relations between the United State and Iran since the hostage crisis of 1979.
Gregory Aftandilian gave a talk on the state of United States-Iran relations hosted by the Washington chapter of the London School of Economics alumni group.
The Beyond the Headlines series continued with a discussion entitled “The Cost of Intervention in Iran and Beyond.”
Gregory Aftandilian discusses why it will be difficult for Iran and the United States to accept French President Macron’s compromise proposal to defuse tensions.
Gregory Aftandilian discusses United States President Donald Trump’s desire to avoid war with Iran.
Prof. Houchang Chehabi published an article entitled “Gender Anxieties in the Iranian Zūrkhānah.”
Gregory Aftandilian discusses the escalating tension between the United States and Iran as well as U.S. President Donald Trump’s Iran policy.
Gregory Aftandilian discusses concerns in United States Congress over the mounting tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
Gregory Aftandilian published an article discussing the current tensions between the United States and Iran.
Dean Adil Najam discusses U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s strategy on Iran as well as a possible Saudi, Israeli and U.S. coalition against Iran.