The Atlantic Council’s Iran Strategy Project and Strategic Litigation Project invites you to a public panel discussion on Friday, September 15, 2023, from 9:30 – 11:00am ET. The discussion will feature a distinguished group of experts and civil society leaders and will delve into critical themes surrounding the one-year anniversary of the ongoing anti-establishment protests prompted by the death of Mahsa Jina Amini in police custody.

The event will offer in-depth analysis of emerging trends since the inception of the movement and will provide insights into the lasting impact of these events on Iran’s sociopolitical fabric. The discussion will also address how the international community can effectively hold human rights violators accountable.

This conversation will take place at the Atlantic Council’s headquarters and will be broadcast on Zoom, Twitter, and Facebook. Register above to attend in person or to join us online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to attend. The event is open to members of the press and will be on the record.

Introductory remarks

Holly Dagres
Nonresident Senior Fellow; MENASource and IranSource Editor, Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East programs
Atlantic Council

Keynote remarks

Uzra Zeya
Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights
United States Department of State

A conversation with

Mersedeh Shahinkar
Protester half-blinded by Iranian security forces

Khosro Kalbasi Isfahani
Iranian Journalist
Oak Foundation Human Rights Fellow

Shukriya M. Bradost
Iranian-Kurdish Middle Eastern security analyst

Roya Boroumand
Executive Director
Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

Lisandra Novo
Staff Lawyer, Strategic Litigation Project, Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East Programs
Atlantic Council

Moderated by

Roxana Saberi
CBS News

Atlantic Council TV

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