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746: Yass Alizadeh | Iran Protests | Out of the Loop

746: Yass Alizadeh | Iran Protests | Out of the Loop

Update: 2022-11-0211


Yass Alizadeh (@AlizadehYass) is a clinical assistant professor of Persian language and literature and the Persian program coordinator at New York University. Her research focuses on the layering of ethical themes in the ambiguously coded language of folktales in Modern Iran, the intricate link between politics and fiction, and the critical role of metaphors in the reframing of Iran’s classical oral tales.

Welcome to what we're calling our "Out of the Loop" episodes, where we dig a little deeper into fascinating current events that may only register as a blip on the media's news cycle and have conversations with the people who find themselves immersed in them. Here, we talk with NYU clinical assistant professor of Persian language and literature Yass Alizadeh about the protests going on in Iran right now for people who may be a bit out of the loop. Listen, learn, and enjoy!

Full show notes and resources can be found here:

On This Episode of Out of the Loop, We Discuss:

  • What spark set off the current round of protests in Iran, and how does this differ from previous periods of unrest in the country?

  • How did Iran go from a rapidly modernizing state to a tyrannical theocracy?

  • Why the younger generations in Iran are standing up to the current regime in ways prior generations didn't dare.

  • Iranian regime change vs. regime reform — who really supports each approach and why it matters.

  • Where Yass sees these protests going, and what she hopes they bode for the future of the Iranian people.

  • And much more!

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Comments (9)

Morteza Ansari

thank you Jordan for being our voice, Cross your finger for our victory plz

Nov 19th
Reply (2)

Kevin Murphy

Yes, very glad to have this timely information episode. Heart breaking and infuriating stuff. But super important to know about. Thanks

Nov 9th

free Iran

thanks for shervin music, It makes us cry It makes us to imagine free Iran

Nov 8th

free Iran

thank you jordan, please be our voice

Nov 8th

Thomas Anderson

#iran #iranianrevolution #women_life_freedom Jordan thank you ever so much for amplifying voice of the Iranian. Highly appreciate it

Nov 3rd

Soma Jim

thank you Jordan for this 🤝 really appreciate it 🤍🕊️🌿

Nov 3rd
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746: Yass Alizadeh | Iran Protests | Out of the Loop

746: Yass Alizadeh | Iran Protests | Out of the Loop

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