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.
What's the historical context for protests in Iran? Nonresident Senior Fellow Saeid Golkar explains on NBC News Now with Joshua Johnson.
Nonresident Senior Fellow Saeid Golkar argues that, regardless of the end outcome, the protests in Iran have changed the country dramatically.
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Jamil Anderlini, and Bobby Ghosh join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
"Even when 'people power' succeeds in ousting oppressive leaders, there is no guarantee that what comes next is peace or democracy," Elizabeth Shackelford writes.