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New York launch for The People Reloaded, February 25, 2011 at Columbia University, with contributors (left to right) Hamid Dabashi, my co-editor Nader Hashemi, Ervand Abrahamian, and Golbarg Bashi. You can see the event in full on BookTV C-SPAN2.
My introduction at the Chicago launch for The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future, February 4, 2011 at the Chicago Temple, with my co-editor Nader Hashemi and contributors Asef Bayat, Ahmad Sadri, Kaveh Ehsani and Norma Moruzzi. You can see Hashemi's remarks here, Bayat's here, Sadri's here, Ehsani's here and Moruzzi's here.
My talk at the conference Iran: Politics of Resistance held at the New School for Social Research in New York, February 12, 2010.
I grew up watching the late John Callaway on TV. He hosted Chicago Tonight for years, and was a legend of Chicago journalism. So when I was invited to appear on his show Front & Center with John Callaway, I was naturally thrilled -- and daunted. Here's the video of the program, on which I appeared along with Ahmad Sadri of Lake Forest College and Richard Williamson, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State and Republican foreign policy hand. I wish my parents had lived to see this -- they loved Callaway. Among the highlights for me is when he says my book Reading Legitimation Crisis in Tehran has the worst title in the history of publishing! He says nice things about the book itself, though.