Afshin Molavi lecture, Washington DC
"Democracy, Pink Floyd, and Green Cards: What Young Iranians Want"
Speaker: Afshin Molavi, journalist and writer.
Date/Time: February 8, 2001 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Ronald Reagan Building, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300
Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. 5th Floor Conference Room.
Nearly twenty-two years after Iran's Islamic revolution, a new generation
of youth are openly challenging the rules of the Islamic Republic in overt
and subtle ways.
Journalist and writer Afshin Molavi, who spent a year traveling across
Iran, profiles Iran's young generation from the inside. From pro-democracy
student activists to peach fuzz-bearded hard-liners, Mr. Molavi offers
stories of Iranian youth that range from the inspiring to the tragic. With
more than half of Iran's 65 million population under the age of 21 and
nearly two-thirds under the age of 30, he notes, the voices of these "children
of the revolution" will determine the fate of this nation of great
This event is open to the public. No RSVP necessary. Seating is provided
on a "first come, first served" basis. Public parking is available
underneath the Reagan Building, however, we recommend coming by Metro ("Federal
Triangle" stop on Blue/Orange Line), or cab. A map to the Wilson Center
can be found at //wwics.si.edu