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How Protests for Women, Life, and Freedom Are Reshaping Iranian Politics

Why are the #MahsaAmini protests in Iran different this time?
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About the Episode 

Iran has entered its 12th day of protests following the death of #MahsaAmini in morality police custody. On Deep Dish, women in the Iranian diaspora share firsthand the severity of what is transpiring, and Narges Bajoghli of Johns Hopkins University unpacks why these demonstrations are different and strike at the core of Iran’s regime.   

About the Experts
Assistant Professor, Middle East Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Narges Bajoghli is an assistant professor of Middle East Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. She is an award-winning anthropologist, scholar, and writer. She is author of the book, "Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic".
Vice President, Studies
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Other contributors
Actor and Playwright
Tara Grammy is an Iranian-Canadian actor and playwright. She was born in Tehran, but grew up in Toronto. She is currently based in Los Angeles, California.
Iran and Kuwait Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch
Tara Sepehri Far is a researcher at Human Rights Watch, where she investigates human rights abuses in Iran and Kuwait. She was born and raised in Iran, but currently based in Washington DC.

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