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The Aftermath of the Assassination of Qassem Soleimani

When: Friday, February 14, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, Pick-Laudati Auditorium, 40 Arts Circle Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Tim McLellan  

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Co-Sponsor: Block Museum of Art
Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


The assassination of Qassem Soleimani and the subsequent shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 shook the world. But how do people in Iran make sense of these events and their political ramifications in the Middle East? What do these events mean to Iranian diaspora here in the US? And how are these events shaping the ways that Americans think about Iran and the Middle East? Join our panel of Northwestern faculty, students and staff at the Block Museum to explore these questions and to discuss the social context to recent geopolitical events.



Foorogh Farhang, PhD candidate in Anthropology

Shirin Vossoughi, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences

Danny Postel, Assistant Director of the Center for International and Area Studies (moderator)

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