On Wednesday, July 15, PEN American Center will co-sponsor a forum on Iran with The New York Review of Books and the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center.
Shaul Bakhash, a leading expert on Iran and frequent contributor to the NYRB will moderate a panel featuring Roger Cohen, who recently returned to the U.S. after covering the Iranian elections for The New York Times; Haleh Esfandiari, who directs the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and who was imprisoned in Iran in 2007; and Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
More details below.
ABOUT THE ELECTIONS, THE PROTEST, AND THE FUTURE
With Shaul Bakhash, Roger Cohen, Haleh Esfandiari, and Karim Sadjadpour
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
With traditional media shut down, it is increasingly difficult to follow events on the ground and behind the scenes in Iran. What is happening in heavily censored Iran today? And where are today's events taking this country of 70 million people (two-thirds of whom are under the age of 30)? Do not miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear real stories from the streets of Iran and a discussion led by experts on the future of this complex country.
WHO: Shaul Bakhash, Roger Cohen, Haleh Esfandiari, and Karim Sadjadpour
WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
TICKETS: $15/$8 for students with ID, PEN members, and NYRB subscribers, www.smarttix.com or call 212 868 4444.