The Atlantic Council's Future of Iran Initiative invites you to a discussion about the political elite that has emerged in Iran since the 1979 revolution. Mehrzad Boroujerdi will discuss his upcoming book, Post-Revolutionary Iran: A Handbook, the first major comprehensive and empirical study of the post-revolutionary Iranian political elite. The book, which Boroujerdi co-authored with Kourosh Rahimkhani, catalogs the elite’s social and regional origins, ideological orientations and positions held within the Islamic Republic over the past four decades. The book helps explain the tenacity of the Iranian system as well as the popular resentment that has grown toward those who have disproportionately benefited from the Islamic Republic.
The discussion will be held March 12, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the Atlantic Council. The event is open to press and on the record.