“Walls of Martyrdom: Tehran’s Propaganda Murals“, Cambridge, May 18, 2007, cosponsored by Harvard University Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. The symposium aimed to contextualize a photo exhibit by Fotini Christia — a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University — and designed by Ghazal Abbasy-Asbagh.
Panel I : Murals and Martyrdom in the Islamic Republic of Iran chaired by Prof. Naghmeh Sohrabi, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University. Discussant: Prof. Houchang Chehabi [see video ], Department of International Relations, Boston University. Participants: Prof. Michael M.J. Fischer, Department of Anthropology, MIT. Prof. Christiane Gruber, Department of History of Art, Indiana University; Pamela Karimi, PhD Candidate, MIT School of Architecture (paper delivered by Dr. Gruber); and Alireza Korangy, PhD‘07, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.