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The future of Iran. Evenings with Radio Free Europe

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: June 24, 2024, 19:00 – 21:00

These are tumultuous times for Iran. The recent death of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi,  Iran’s conflict with Israel and involvement in Russian aggression in Ukraine, and the still resonating death of Mahsa Amini all indicate that significant political change could come soon. With a snap presidential election set to take place on 28 June, join Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty for a discussion about what may lie ahead for Iran.

Golnaz Esfandiari, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
Golnaz Esfandiari is managing editor of RFE/RL's Radio Farda, which breaks through government censorship to deliver accurate news and provide a platform for informed discussion and debate to audiences in Iran. She has reported from Afghanistan and Haiti and is one of the authors of The Farda Briefing newsletter. Her work has been cited by The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other major publications. Born and raised in Tehran, she is fluent in Persian, French, English, and Czech.
Matouš Horčička, Association for International Affairs (AMO)
Matouš Horčička is a Research Fellow of AMO with a focus on Iran. Matouš earned his MA in Middle Eastern Studies at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. Currently, he is a PhD student in Middle Eastern Studies at the same institution. He focuses on the Iranian constitutional system and the Iranian legal approach toward international cooperation. In 2019, Matouš completed his one-semester study visit at the Shahid Chamran University in Ahvaz, Iran. In 2020, he also completed his one-semester ERASMUS stay at the University of Edinburgh. In 2021, he had an internship at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tehran.
Moderator: Dominika Píhová, Deník N
Dominika Píhová has been working as an editor of Deník N since 2020. In the Kontext N supplement, she focuses on interviews with world academics and experts, in-depth reporting related to social topics, and on reporting from abroad - in the last two years, mostly from Ukraine. Before joining the newsroom, she studied journalism with a focus on war and conflict at universities in Denmark and Great Britain.

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