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The Impact of Women and Gen Z on Iranian Protests

We explore how protests for #MahsaAmini have helped fuel a global movement for women.
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About the Episode 

Since Mahsa Amini’s death in Iranian custody last September, protesters—many women and Gen Z activists—have demanded greater freedom, including an end to the mandatory hijab. Narges Bajoghli of Johns Hopkins University and women of the Iranian diaspora join Deep Dish to explore Iran’s ongoing protests, their significance for the global women's movement, and the push for gender equality.

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".
Brian Hanson
Former Vice President, Studies
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Brian Hanson served as the vice president of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He managed the Council's research operations and hosted the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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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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