As Iran marks the 43rd anniversary of its Islamic Revolution, popular discontent with the country’s poor economic performance is rising. Even Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, recently complained about rampant inflation and the poor quality of domestic products. For decades, Iranian policymakers have strived to diversify away from oil, build resilience against sanctions and other external shocks, and to become the region’s largest economy. The Atlantic Council Future of Iran Initiative invites you to a discussion about the extent to which those goals been achieved and Iran’s prospects for the future.

The discussion will be held via Zoom on February 10, 2022, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET. A link to the meeting will be sent to those who register to attend. The event is open to press and on-the-record.


Barbara Slavin
Director, Future of Iran Initiative
Atlantic Council


Amir Ali Amiri

Sara Bazoobandi
Marie Curie Fellow; Nonresident Senior Fellow
German Institute of Global and Area Studies; Atlantic Council

Ali Sadeghi Hamedani

Mahvash Tayarani
Founder and Chairwoman
Ibne-Sina Petrochemical Company

Moderated by

Nadereh Chamlou
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council