Kevan Harris on Iran From Below: Findings from the Iran Social Survey

October 18, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th ST NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC
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Kevan Harris on Iran From Below: Findings from the Iran Social Survey

A conversation with:
Kevan Harris 
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of California-Los Angeles

Moderated by:
Barbara Slavin
Director, Future of Iran Initiative
Atlantic Council

As the Trump administration formulates a new policy toward Iran, it is important that that policy be informed by accurate information about the realities of Iran’s rapidly changing society. The Atlantic Council's Future of Iran Initiative invites you to a conversation with sociologist and author Kevan Harris on the findings of the Iran Social Survey. The survey is the first nationally representative survey of social relations conducted in the Islamic Republic of Iran since the 1979 revolution. Fielded in December 2016 to a sample of 5005 respondents, the Iran Social Survey contains rich data on family history, electoral behavior, ethnic identity, and contemporary state-society relations. Please join the survey's lead researcher for a discussion of survey findings and their implications for understanding social change in Iran.

The discussion will be held Oct. 18, 2017 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Council. The event is open to the press and on the record.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record.

 

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Kevan Harris is assistant professor of Sociology at University of California-Los Angeles.  He has traveled extensively to Iran and is the author of A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran (2017, University of California Press).  His work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Current History, and the London Review of Books.  Harris is the lead researcher for the Iran Social Survey, the first nationally representative survey of social relations conducted in the Islamic Republic since the 1979 revolution.

Barbara Slavin is the director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council and a columnist for Al-Monitor.com, a website devoted to news from and about the Middle East. The author of Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the US and the Twisted Path to Confrontation (2007), she is a regular commentator on US foreign policy and Iran on NPR, PBS, and C-SPAN. A career journalist, Slavin previously served as assistant managing editor for world and national security of the Washington Times, senior diplomatic reporter for USA TODAY, Cairo correspondent for the Economist, and as an editor at the New York Times Week in Review. She has covered such key foreign policy issues as the US-led war on terrorism, policy toward "rogue" states, the Iran-Iraq war, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. She has traveled to Iran nine times. Slavin also served as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where she wrote Bitter Friends, and as a senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace, where she researched and wrote the report Mullahs, Money and Militias: How Iran Exerts Its Influence in the Middle East.

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